WATCH This mashup of The Big Lebowski’s Walter Sobchak silencing Donald Trump

As noted in SALON "the 1998 film The Big Lebowski was 17 years ahead of its time. The movie’s iconic phrase “Shut the f**k up, Donny!” is seemingly the perfect response to every ridiculous Donald Trump quote. So we decided to create the mashup for you."Enjoy!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. … [Read more...]

A Great KIRKUS Review for my New Book “Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God”

KIRKUS REVIEWS VOL. LXXXIII, NO. 19 | 1 OCTOBER 2015By Rebecca FosterFrank Schaeffer, author of WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace, found that self-publishing was a way to avoid the simplistic branding publishers can apply in the search for bestsellers. He recalls that “they wanted me to craft this book to fit their marketing strategies. ‘Does it go on the New Atheist or the Religion shelf?’ they asked. ‘Can you rewrite it to fit one … [Read more...]

Donald Trump Will Be the Next President

The next president of the US poses with the Donald Trump 12-inch talking doll-- photo credit CNN used by permission  Donald Trump very well may be the next President. And it is our fault. We have defined the word success wrong. If a perfect storm forms over our next national election get used to saying the words “President Trump.”Here’s the potential perfect storm:It's 2016 and Hillary Clinton is the Democratic Party candidate Half of the Democrats who fought for Sanders … [Read more...]

Please Join Brian McLaren and Me & Others Oct 20-22, 2015 Minneapolis

NATIONAL SUMMIT GATHERING OCTOBER 20-22, 2015 Minneapolis, MN Hosted by Solomon’s Porch FeaturingWe hope you'll join us for the OPEN National Summit, hosted by Solomon's Porch in Minneapolis, MN - October 20-22, 2015 Featuring ::Brian McLaren, Danny Cortez, Laura Truax and Romal Tune along with others, such as... Melissa Greene, Stan Mitchell || GracePointe Church || Nashville, TN Frank Schaeffer, author of Why I am an Atheist Who Beli … [Read more...]

Susan Cottrell wrote True Colors to help LGBTQ people heal relationships with parents, family, others

“For anyone who has been spiritually hurt by the church, by parents or family members, Susan Cottrell’s True Colors is a personal, intimate, powerful tool for genuine self-healing.” - Meghan Stabler, National Board of Directors, The Human Rights Campaign.  SUSAN COTTRELL’S NEW BOOK IS HERE! Please read this excerpt then buy the book.  Here's an excerpt: When our daughter first came out to us, we had a problem on our hands. Our conservative church tradition does not allow what they would call “ga … [Read more...]

Come Lord Banksy, come quickly!

Banksy’s Cinderella crash scene. Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian used by permissionBanksy strikes again, come Lord Banksy, come quickly! Banksy’s UK show, Dismaland closed today. Did you miss it? Check this out! He describes it as a “family theme park unsuitable for small children” – and with the Grim Reaper and Cinderella  mangled in her pumpkin carriage crash, this is a breath of fresh air-- to me anyway. WATCH!and this...Frank Schaeffer is a writer. His latest book --WH … [Read more...]

Do You Think the Pope’s Visit Actually Means Anything?

Will Pope Francis' visit mean anything more than a chance for the media to sell advertising? I can't answer that but I can tell you that I doubt his fellow "Christians" on the religious right will change anything because of his visit.Take,  Indiana Sen. Dan Coats, who said of Francis'  statements on income inequality, “I’m always concerned about those who are bringing spiritual messages that step too far over the line in terms of political issues.”Check out Coats' Tweet re separation of r … [Read more...]

Is Ann Coulter an anti-Semite?

Is Ann Coulter an anti-Semite? She asks "How many f---ing Jews do these people think there are in the United States?" I only met Coulter once and she struck me as self-involved to the point of delusion but sane. So maybe this crazy tilt to Jew-baiting is all one of a piece of where the GOP tribe is headed and not just a crazed rant. Prediction: if Trump can get away with overt racism , Coulter can lead the Tea Party tribe to Jew-hating. She hated the nice-to-Jews slate of Republican presidential … [Read more...]