Here is Just How Stupid, Sick and Twisted the Tea Party Gun “Rights” Gang Is

Turns out the sheriff who responded to the Oregon shootings is a conspiracy nut who believes the government staged the Sandy Hook shootings so Obama could take away our guns. No kidding.According to the New York Times and other media sources,  insane comments on the subject of mass shootings were posted on Facebook by Sheriff John Hanlin of Douglas County, whose force responded to the latest rampage. The sheriff, is a strident opponent to tougher gun laws. He made his views clear in a … [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...]

Colbert Made the Only “Salute to the Pope” Worth Watching–WATCH!

Colbert can be seen and heard serenading P Francis with his version of "You Got a Friend" Watch the clip below and sing along...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 See Frank’s paintings Follow Frank on Facebook ht … [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...]