Dear Franklin Graham and Frank Schaeffer– An Open Letter To Two “Franks”

From: John of BerkleyTo: Franklin Graham and Frank SchaefferDear Franklin Graham and Frank Schaeffer,The other day, I published an article about Why I Won’t Be Celebrating Billy Graham’s 95th Birthday. I wrote the article out of sincere concern about the infantile state of faith in America, and the role and influence of the religious right in bringing it about. In your own ways, both of you have inspired me to reflect deeply on my own life and worldview, and to paraphrase Frank’s dad, … [Read more...]

Here’s A Reason Why I Bother Writing– “Frank, I need the rawness. I need the dirt. I need the profanity.”

I got this email from someone I'll call "Wounded Recovering Evangelical", who gave me permission to post it here but says "That being said, please remove all the identifiers. When I say we’re from rural parts, I mean that. Everybody knows everybody. Our people are bible thumping (and twisting), Obama hating, tea party rednecks, bitter and broken and full of indoctrinated blame... "So here's the letter emailed from somewhere in the South: "My name is ---, 43 years old, husband, father. I was … [Read more...]

My Ted Cruz/Tea Party Blast on MSNBC–We Don’t Have a Political Problem, But an Evangelical Problem

Here's my latest MSNBC interview from last night, in which I explain Ted and Rafael Cruz' demented deluded evangelical/Tea Party anti-American "religion." Evangelicalism has become the enemy of Jesus, sanity and of American values. We don't have a political problem, we have a theological problem. It's destroyed the Republican Party and risks our country's future, as I show in my new book on religious delusion And God Said, "Billy!"Strange that angry evangelicals attack those including me … [Read more...]

Evangelical Marriages Fail At Much Higher Rates Than Atheist’s Marriages

Surprise! Atheist marriages last longer than Christian ones. Yet conservative Christians see themselves as the last defenders of traditional marriage. Yet many don't quite live up to the ideal. To understand why evangelical marriages fail read my latest book -- And God Said, "Billy!"exploring the roots of American religious delusion and also this...October 30, 2013  | First published in AlternetBy Valerie TaricoConservative Christians think of themselves as the last … [Read more...]

You’ve Heard the Fox news, Republican Tea Party/Evangelical Lies So Please Take 30 Minutes and Listen to the Truth

There is a steady stream of lies pouring from evangelical and other far right media about the Affordable Care Act. The right has lied and obstructed. Please take 30 minutes and open yourself to the truth about the Affordable Care Act. There are actually Republican governors sacrificing their people out of spite against the president. Are they racists, evil or just more deluded evangelicals of the kind I describe in my new book exploring the roots of American religious delusion And God Said, … [Read more...]

Who Will Preach the Gospel to the Jesus-Hating Evangelical White Tribe?

 How can the Jesus-deniers like Franklin Graham and the other evangelical leaders be reached with the gospel of Jesus Christ? Are they beyond hope? In human terms they are. But all things are possible with God. So perhaps, even the American evangelical Jesus-hating tribe may be saved.Franklin curses Jesus by (according to media reports) taking a $612,884 per year salary* from funds donated to help the poor and spread the gospel.What did Mother Teresa pay herself?Evangelicals … [Read more...]

Just How Stupid and Dangerous are Billy Graham, the Tea Party/Evangelicals and the Political Leaders Like Benjamin Netanyahu Playing the “End Times” Game?

 Once in a while I read something that is so blindingly dumb I assume its a parody. But when you dip into the evangelical world of paranoia and end time fantasy that Billy Graham and most evangelicals live in, even the Onion couldn't outdo the reality of what the broken brains of the religiously deluded churn out. Do they believe this crap?I don't know because it's so mixed up with fundraising. I hope its just a scam. If this many people are really this stupid we're in serious … [Read more...]

How To Make Peace Between the Tea Party and the Rest Of Us Without Killing Anyone

We have a problem:We've launched a civil war as thoroughly destructive here in the USA as is the civil war raging between Saudi-backed Sunni extremists and Iran-backed Shia terrorists across the Arab world. They do it with suicide vests, we just did it with the shutdown and flirting with default.America is two countries: a nation of blacks, Latinos, gays, women, Democrat-voting liberals, union workers, atheists, agnostics, Jews, progressive liberal Christians, Hindus, Muslim and those who … [Read more...]


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