My FB Family Responded with 200+ Amazing Answers On What the Right, Left, Atheist and Religious Can ALL Agree On (The Results Are Refreshing, Hopeful and Kind)

 "Wow Frank! This is freakin' awesome! I have been blown away by everything I've read here. Look at all the love, and common ground! Tears of joy! WOW!!!"***HERE IS HOW I ASKED MY FB FAMILY THE QUESTION... Please read their answers posted below!Frank Schaeffer Posted 21 hours agoQ: Do you know why I (mostly) don’t ban trolls and people who seem to hate me from this page?A: I actually believe in free speech and… also…Believe it or not, I think my friends on the … [Read more...]

Q: Do you know why I (mostly) don’t ban trolls and people who seem to hate me from my FB page? Please Join my FB page thought experiment!

*Here is what I just posted on my FB page. Will you join this thought experiment, post a comment on FB for publication here on Patheos? Q: Do you know why I (mostly) don’t ban trolls and people who seem to hate me from this page?A: I actually believe in free speech and… also…Believe it or not, I think my friends on the right--even the religious right--need to be heard no matter what.So… will you trolls, friends, and enemies alike, for once pretend we’re real neighbors and maybe j … [Read more...]

The Right’s Home School Time Bomb–WATCH the Thom Hartmann Interview with Frank Schaeffer

My "homeschool" interview on the Thom Hartmann Show: Frank Schaeffer, WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace, comes on The Big Picture. There's a darker side to home-schooling that not that many people know about. Please watch:  I just received this letter on my FACEBOOK message page. I asked the author if I could share it. I'm withholding her (and several other) names for her safety. And yes, this is really happening … [Read more...]

HOME SCHOOL ABUSE “Dear Frank, I think there’s going to be an epidemic of homeschool abuse survivors in the next 10 – 20 years, if there isn’t one already…”

"Believe it or not, some homeschool kids have been so severely neglected that they don't have the skills to function on their own, yet staying at home perpetuates the problem. Additionally, when they leave their families, they lose what little support they may have had..."I just received this letter on my FACEBOOK message page. I asked the author if I could share it. I'm withholding her (and several other) names for her safety. And yes, this is really happening right here in … [Read more...]

Huckabee On the USA: “It’s a humanistic, atheistic, even antagonistic toward Christian faith… Our basic, fundamental rights are being robbed from us”

 Mike Huckabee playing at Thomas Road Baptist Church in 2008 (courtesy Wikimedia Commons)According to David Edwards at Raw Story  Mike Huckabee said on Thursday that if he was elected president then he would have “God’s blessing” to fight a so-called “secular theocracy” that had been imposed by atheists.During an appearance on the Christian Life Today program, Huckabee told televangelist James Robinson that he was considering a 2016 presidential bid because the country needed to … [Read more...]

Pope Francis to Conservative anti-Contraception Catholics: Have SEX, BUT No More “breeding like rabbits!”

According to the Religion News Service, Pope Francis he's starting to chip away at the contraception ban. Ironic eh? Just as Wheaton College (a school that used to be evangelical) becomes anti-contraception, the Pope starts talking like evangelicals used to before they were hijacked by the loony Roman Catholic right.The Pope derided the idea that “in order to be good Catholics we have to be like rabbits” and produce litters of kids." “No,” he told reporters on his flight home from the Philipp … [Read more...]

Why Are Muslim Countries and the Southern Evangelical USA Bible Belt the #1 PORN Users?

The Muslim country (Pakistan), which has banned content on at least 17 websites to block "offensive" and "blasphemous" material, is the world's leader in online searches for pornographic material. Meanwhile IN THE USA- the Southern Bible Belt (Garter Belt?) is the #1 PORN  user in the USA. Birds of a feather..?...According to Google surveys and Gallup Polls, Southern evangelicals in the USA and conservative Muslims--in places like Pakistan and Iran and Saudi Arabia --stand united in th … [Read more...]

Race and Evangelicals…

Just how racist are evangelicals? What was the real reason for the "Christian School" movement? Here's a guest post by David Moore. David N. Moore, Jr., ThD, is a pastor, educator and ecumenical teacher. This article is (reprinted from the Huffington Post by permission) and explores these questions... from the point of view of an African-American theologian and teacher... and father.On Martin Luther King Day: Questions for Evangelicals by David Moore"You can take the day off. I com … [Read more...]


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