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 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...]

Not All Christians Are “Values Voter Summit” Bigots — Some of Us Took Our Stand at the National Press Club

Not all Christians are "Values Voter Summit" bigots. Some of us took our stand at the National Press Club in Washington DC on Thursday, Oct. 10. I had the honor to be part of a coalition of mainstream Christians and LGBT leaders. We were invited by Truth Wins Out,  a non-profit organization that fights anti-gay religious extremism. We were there to endorse NALT, an exciting new platform for pro-LGBT Christians to proclaim our strong support for equality and to tell the world that Christians are, … [Read more...]

Tony Perkins/Cruz/SHUTDOWN/Values Voter Summit is the New “Piss Christ”

When New York artist Andres Serrano plunged a plastic crucifix into a glass of his urine what he was unknowingly doing was illustrating what Tony Perkins, The Family Research Council, Ted Cruz, the Tea Party, the Koch brothers and the Republicans would actually do to the name of Jesus some 30 years later. Serrano photographed his urine-soaked Jesus in 1987 under the title Piss Christ. He said he was making a statement on the misuse of religion. Controversy followed the work and reached a peak on … [Read more...]