An open letter to the Republican establishment leadership

photo en.wikipedia.org Dear Republicans,I used to be one of you. When I was a religious right activist in the 1970s and 1980s. I fondly remember staying with my friends Jack and Joanne Kemp in their home in Washington DC. Jack was the quintessential establishment Republican of that day. He would go on to run as the vice presidential candidate with Bob Dole.Jack hosted a meeting at the Rayburn House in Washington DC for 50 Congressman and Senators one night in the early 1980s … [Read more...]

An Open Letter to Black Americans From This White Former Republican Religious Right Enemy: When it Comes to the Nomination of a New Supreme Court Justice, President Obama is Being Disrespected Because He’s Black. Period!

Dear Black America,I am a white privileged well off sixty-three-year-old former Republican religious right wing activist who changed his mind about religion and politics long ago.  In view of what the Republicans have become in 2016 and how they have disrespected President Obama for 7 years, I'm glad I fled that party. The New York Times noted that because I left the right wing my former friends call me a traitor. These days in view of the naked racism of the Republicans I'm proud to be c … [Read more...]

Is Hayley Williams Jesus? Here is What Empathy and Co-Suffering Love Looks Like in Action (From a Source You’ll Never Guess!) WATCH, LOVE & CRY

youtube  photo Remember that dumb line "What would Jesus do?" Well next time ask "What would rock star (Hayley Williams) do that makes her be Jesus to someone?" ... "Anyway, here’s the video. It’s a short clip from a Paramore concert in Rio Di Janeiro. It’s a clip from a song called “Misery Business,” and it’s only two minutes long, so I’m going to need you to watch it. The clip starts with the band pulling a fan up onto the stage. She lets out a primal scream, and for a moment, she holds the … [Read more...]

Want to Grow Your Church? Here’s my Podcast on how to Do it (Made by a growing Church in NYC)

M I D R A S H  N Y CFRANK SCHAEFFER  Download HERE and Listen!  February 12, 2016Midrash NYC0:43 36:20 Download HERE and Listen! EPISODE OVERVIEW In this episode, our friend Frank Schaeffer talks with us about his fall from the religious right and how marriage, art, and life has taught him to embrace the paradox.  Warning: This episode contains some explicit language. … [Read more...]

If there is a creator He/She/It must hate fundamentalist religion

The deluded religious belief that any people or nation or church is a “chosen” people is the root of almost all our troubles. So is the lunacy of believing in “Truth” revealed through one special prophet to one special peoples and/or tribe, be they Jews, Muslims or American Evangelical Christians, or conservative Roman Catholics who believe in the special primacy of their popes.The earth bursts with life. Far right exclusionary religion bursts with death. If there is a creator of life He/She/It m … [Read more...]

The Witch-Hunts, Dishonesty, Victimology and Paranoia at Gordon, Wheaton (and Many other Evangelical Schools) Spells Long-Term Disaster For Christian Education in the USA

Evangelical schools are indulging in witch-hunts. They are acting on ideological imperatives and financial incentives—donors often threaten to withhold funds, and parents may refuse to send their children if the schools fail to toe the line— to initiate a new deadly conservative crackdown on faculty, staff and students like nothing since the 1950s. Sources mention how dishonest the schools have been about their motives for removing faculty and silencing dissent. Can evangelical Christian edu … [Read more...]

A Book That Speaks to Atheists and Religious Believers Alike

Please watch this 2 min video of my take on how atheism and faith can co-exist. Thanks! 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_schaeffer See Frank’s paintings http://www.frankschaefferart.com/ Follow Frank on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/frank.schaeffer.16 Contact Fra … [Read more...]

“My” New Year’s Message is a Guest Message from My Dear Friend: Archbishop Lazar Puhalo of Canada

 "Can we not hope that religions of every form might be delivered out of the dark abyss of Fundamentalism and Right-wingism, and find some common ground in the education of ourselves and acceptance of even those elements of humanity which differ from us?"...-- From: "Frank Schaeffer" Sent: Sunday, 27 December, 2015 11:04am Subject: Re: Your End of Year MessageTo:   Archbishop Lazar PuhaloWould you like me to post it as a guest column?From: Archbishop Lazar P … [Read more...]


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