Mom and Dad (Edith and Francis Schaeffer) in L'Abri 1979"The very fabric of the universe is unknowable and stranger than we can imagine and has a message for us: climb down off that high atheist, religious or agnostic pedestal!" CHAPTER 4 FROM Frank Schaeffer's NEW BOOK is a writer-WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace"The new book, 'Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God,' is [a] distillation of wisdom." Washington Post (June 12, 2014 … [Read more...]
Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee's actions of late remind me of Season 6 of The Sopranos. Huckabee is like some Mafia thug, actually worse. Tony Soprano never pretended to know Jesus to justify his killings.Huckabee used quotes from Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” to justify vile death-producing discrimination against gays and lesbians. His statement (at the June 19 March for Marriage rally in Washington D.C.) was against state judges who have legalized gay marr … [Read more...]
Watch my latest on MSNBC Click on this LINKhttp://www.msnbc.com/politicsnation/watch/huckabee-uses-mlk-to-justify-lgbt-discrimination-285526595643 …Frank Schaeffer is a writer. His latest book --WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peaceAvailable now on Amazon Follow Frank on Twitter www.twitter.com/frank_schaefferSee Frank’s paintings http://www.frankschaefferart.com/Follow Frank on Facebook … [Read more...]
I’d been writing novels and literary nonfiction for twenty years before I dared to write a memoir about my flight from my evangelical past. That book became the bestselling CRAZY FOR GOD: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back. I’d been so out of touch with the evangelical world that I’d lost track of the players. Put it this way: I’d never heard of Rob Bell.I was expecting a backlash from the sort of people I’d wo … [Read more...]
“Iraq in Flames” What the F#@! Happened? Answer: Idiot Evangelicals and The Fool They Elected Broke Iraq and the Middle East and the World. Period.
My Marine son volunteered to serve when President Clinton was still in office. Clinton’s greatest sin was getting a blow job in the Oval Office. The next guy kept his pants zipped but fucked the world. Then he tried to kill my son.We were not at war in 1999, when my son volunteered right out of high school to serve his country. I even wrote a book about learning to become a marine's dad that became a New York Times bestseller after Oprah interviewed me. Then came 9/11. My son went to war, a … [Read more...]
Atheist or believer? Frank Schaeffer is a bit of both By Kimberly Winston Show captionFrank Schaeffer’s new book, “Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God,” explores love, loss and the author’s journey to finding peace. RNS image courtesy Frank SchaefferThis image is available for Web and printpublication. For questions, contact Sally Morrow. But he prays every day. And he goes to church every weekend. Catch him on the right day and he’ll admit he believes in God … [Read more...]
Evangelical icon and martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer is arguably the greatest moral giant to emerge from the German resistance to Hitler. He was a brilliant theologian, an evangelical Christian and flamingly gay. He'd be denounced today by people like Sarah Palin and Franklin Graham as unequivocally hell-bound.If Bonhoeffer is in hell because he fell in love with a man--at least in "hell" as it is imagined by American evangelicals -- he's there with the Jews who were gassed in spite of his best … [Read more...]