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...]

“Tea Party Kills Billy Graham” — A True Headline You Won’t be Reading

Given his age -- and most regrettably because he’s a nice man -- you’ll soon read the headline: “Billy Graham Dead.” Fact is, his life’s work is already dead. It’s been killed by the Tea Party. All that remains is the funeral and the long term discrediting of Billy’s evangelical religion now under way because of the needless and ugly politicizing of the faith he became a symbol of.Disclaimer: I knew Billy and met him as a child when he used to visit my evangelical-leader father, the late Fran … [Read more...]

Does Being Raised Evangelical Destroy Your Brain? Why The Tea Party-Evangelical Right Learned Nothing Post-Shutdown

Neuroscience has proved that the brain is malleable. Evangelicals raised on magical fact-free myths are trained from birth to believe lies. Put it this way, if you believe Noah was real you’ll be more likely to believe Ted Cruise is a truth teller too.Brains change because of the environments they’re grown in. Playing a musical instrument grows a brain differently than the brain growth of non-musicians. Vets’ brains are different after the stress of combat. These changes show up on scans. The … [Read more...]

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...]


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