Jesus Ate a $95,000 Truffle: The Evangelical GOP Worships Wealth, So Kiss Jesus, Justice, Fairness and America Goodbye

Just how nuts has the wealth-to-middle class disparity has gotten? Read this while thinking about how the evangelicals -- who once said they follow Jesus -- have become the bedrock of GOP/Ayn Rand GREED-IS-GOOD "policy" to cut government help for the poor and middle class and fight health care reform to give the poor medical care, while lowering taxes and regulations on the super wealthy.To the extent that the GOP/wealth alliance depends on the evangelicals like Ted Cruz and the Tea Party to … [Read more...]

To Obama Haters: The Actual Evidence of Obama’s Achievements Shows You’re on the Wrong Side of History— Again

 There are Obama haters aplenty, have been from Day One: Snooty left wingers have offered advice he should have, could have, would have followed to success if the president had just listened to his white betters in the media. Hate-filled right wing bigots have jostled to be the loudest claiming Obama isn't a "real American," not one of us, from somewhere else, a liar, a communist, a Muslim, the anti-Christ... and that's just a start.Economists have lined up on all sides to predict … [Read more...]

My NPR Interview on God, the Tea Party, Religion, my Books…

 WBEZ's WorldviewFrank Schaeffer: Christian religious extremism leading to persecution of LGBT peoplePosted 19 hours ago19 hoursReport copyright infringementFollow WBEZ's Worldview and others on SoundCloud.Frank Schaeffer, former fundamentalist evangelical and son of famed evangelical theologian Francis Schaeffer, is worried that Christian conservatives will push America to the brink of … [Read more...]

With “Citizens” Like the Evangelicals Rooting for Armageddon, America Needs no Traitors

As I explain in my  book And God Said, "Billy!", exclusionary religion -- in other words all religions that identify people as “saved” or “lost,” or of the right tribe or race, or that demand the holding of correct doctrinal beliefs -- is a killer. Religious faith needs to be put back in the category of personal subjective experience where it belongs. Religion that claims to be "The Truth" (a la Billy Graham delusional evangelical-type thinking) is an exercise in exclusion, in dividing the human … [Read more...]

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“The Day my Father Died I Felt Such a Relief…” (How the ‘Gospel’ Wrecks Lives)

"Dear Frank, There are times when I wish Jesus had never come to earth and Christianity had never been born. I'm not sure exactly what Christ accomplished anyway given the sad state of Christianity! Yes, you can reprint my letter. Just use my name as 'Ben W. Atlanta, GA.'" From: Ben To: Frank  Schaeffer Sent: Wed, Nov 13, 2013 9:10 pm Subject: Liberation DayHi Frank, I see non-religious families enjoying each other at restaurants - grandfather, father and sons sitting together, … [Read more...]

A Road-map for Spiritual Ethics

Ethics can evolve along with every area of human discovery, for instance, beyond ugly biblical myths born of justifying tribal hatred and ethnic -- God-made-us-do-it -- cleansing after the fact. Individual parishes, let alone individuals, may practice a compassionate and enlightened faith no matter how they differ with the “official moral doctrines” of their churches, mosques or temples left over from horrific times.I’ve seen this ethical evolution in action. In fact my new book -- And God S … [Read more...]

What my Parents Never Seemed to Have Done is Consider that the Bible Contains a Paradox

When my busy dad Francis Schaeffer and I spent time alone together, I discovered a quiet and humble man who seemed sadder than he was angry while struggling to conform his personality and natural interests – art and hiking  -- to a theological ideal that he questioned. As a result of his deep unanswered questions he defended his views all the more loudly in public. Don't we all? Besides which; Dad was genuinely moved by compassion for the “Lost” and just because he was needlessly worried for thei … [Read more...]


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