Peggy Campolo Reviews “And God Said, ‘Billy!’”

Amazon Review 5.0 out of 5 stars October 18, 2013Dear Frank,I stayed in bed this morning because I wanted so much to finish your wonderful book, And God Said, "Billy!" I just loved it, and now have a growing list of folks to whom I want to present it, including my dear grandson Roman, who is 20.While I was absolutely thrilled to have my name in the dedication, I confess that, when I started to read it, I had a few second thoughts about having my name in a book with so many four … [Read more...]

My NPR Interview on the Shutdown, the Death of Evangelicalism, God and All That…

Here's my 1 hour interview with NPR host  Geoffrey Riley on the now ended shutdown, President Obama's victory over the religious right, evangelical delusion, Ted Cruz, the Tea Party, my family and the decline of the GOP, the separation of church and state... and more. Lots of good call ins, Q&A, talk and discussion. Please listen HERE.Frank Schaeffer and NPR host Geoffrey Riley Please listen HERE.Frank Schaeffer is a writer. His latest book -- And God Said, "Billy!"exploring … [Read more...]

Dear President Obama,

  Dear President Obama,Congratulations Mr. President. Once again you win over white bigots and other evangelical Tea Party goofs. Everyone has underestimated you since Day 1. Liberals are full of advice and conservatives... well, enough said.The economy came back, the deficit is going down, America is producing more energy than we're importing, gay men and women have been given new dignity and rights, you ended the wars as you said you would, and the Republicans are … [Read more...]

A Short Shutdown History: Billy Graham Broke Our Brains and (Inadvertently) Sold America to the Koch Brothers Who Folded the USA into a Moronic Religious/Political Delusion Called the Tea Party

How did we get to the shutdown and brink of default? It took over fifty years of bad Sunday school.Now that the Republicans have conceded defeat -- congratulations Mr. President you stood tall against the fools and bigots --  it's worth figuring out how the Republicans got so crazy that they took us to the brink. It'll happen again because ideologues never learn. Here are the four steps of why we got to the brink this time:ONE: Billy Graham and his many helpers, including my late … [Read more...]

The Shutdown Story the Media is Missing: Crazy Religion Makes for Crazy Politics

The media is talking about the shutdown in mostly secular terms. Big mistake. This is a religion story and to ignore that aspect is like trying to report on the Taliban without mentioning Islam. The media blame the Tea Party and call them crazy. But the media has missed the real story. It's not about the Tea Party's politics, it's about what made the Tea Party's politics so crazy to begin with. This is a religion story to end all religion stories.The reason we don't get the straight story … [Read more...]

Frank Schaeffer MSNBC Interview: Religious Delusion, the Shutdown and Evangelical America-Haters

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy  Frank Schaeffer is a writer. His latest book is And God Said, "Billy!" on Kindle, NOOK and iBook for $3.99 … [Read more...]

Do You Know Who Launched the Shutdown? Hint: He’s Southern, a Birther, White and an Ardent Evangelical Who Serves as an Elder in His Fundamentalist Church

Do you know who launched the shutdown? Hint: He's Southern, white and an ardent evangelical who serves as an elder in his fundamentalist church. His name is Mark Meadows. Watch this news clip about him. It explains all you need to know about why it's a bad idea to have ardent evangelicals run for national office. They just don't live in a fact-based world.Of course America is on the brink because of religiously deluded conviction. Here's my friend Rachel Maddow giving a great explanation of … [Read more...]

Post-Shutdown the Evangelical Movement Is Going to Die Faster Than Ever — GOOD!– Now Actual Christianity Might Have a Chance to Flourish

The 2 weeks of shutdown madness has accelerated evangelical movement’s devolution by 10 years or more. The shutdown is to the evangelical establishment what that fabled 4-hour erection is to Viagra users.I predict that the unwinding of the loony literalistic evangelical “Bible-believing” movement, made respectable by people like Billy Graham and Christianity Today magazine, just took a quantum leap. American evangelicals are looking into a grim future where they’re both loathed and feared. Th … [Read more...]


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