"Any sexual hangups I may have postponed were now thrown to the wind. I was liberated and quickly made up for lost time with a new male partner who was also freshly divorced. My label was now Gay (and proud) and not a religious one..."Nov 20th, 6:12amHi again Bob, thanks, what a wonderful piece, may I use it on my Patheos blog sometime, and use your real name?Frank SchaefferBob SignorelliNov 20th, 6:13amYes, … [Read more...]
“Here’s the Most Horrible Phrase in the English Language: ‘How have you grown in the Lord lately?’” Gay, Proud and Liberated A Reader of Mine Speaks Out
The Mind-Blowing Facebook Response to My Question: Why Does The Media Avoid Reporting on the Huge Movement Away From Fundamentalism to Progressive Religion?
Hey Mainstream Media, are you listening? According to my (great) FB readers you're doing a crap job. Here's the amazing response--so far--from my readers on my Facebook Page... More than 150 people have their say... Posted 19 hours agoWhy Does The Media Avoid Reporting on the Huge Movement Away From Fundamentalism to Progressive Religion?Please comment below (I'll publish the best comments on my blog)Is it that the conflict between atheists and fundamentalists is sexier?Does 24/7 … [Read more...]
"Lisak's findings upended general presumptions about campus sexual assault: It implied that most incidents are not bumbling, he-said-she-said miscommunications, but rather deliberate crimes by serial sex offenders..." Here is an excerpt from: A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA Rolling StoneFrats are often the sole option for an underage drinker looking to party, since bars are off-limits, sororities are dry and first-year students don't get many invites to … [Read more...]
Why Does The Media Avoid Reporting on the Huge Movement Away From Fundamentalism to Progressive Religion?
Why Does The Media Avoid Reporting on the Huge Movement Away From Fundamentalism to Progressive Religion? Please comment on my FACEBOOK page (Click HERE) Is it that the conflict between atheists and fundamentalists is sexier? Does 24/7 cable news think only in black and white terms? Does the latest outrage from Bill Maher or Franklin Graham make for a hotter story than the spiritual journey of millions of tolerant, inclusive seeking Americans?Yet In 2012, Pew found t … [Read more...]
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The 1970s Evangelical antiabortion movement that Dad (Evangelical leader Francis Schaeffer), C Everett Koop (who would be Ronald Reagan's surgeon General), and I helped create seduced the Republican Party. We turned it into an extremist far right party that is fundamentally anti-American.You can't understand why the GOP was so successful in winning back both houses of congress in 2014, and wrecking most of what Obama has tried to do, unless you understand what we did back then.You see, … [Read more...]
Are Franklin Graham--and/or the 13 Evangelical leaders who wrote to Obama asking to be allowed to discriminate against gay people--gay? I'm betting the answer is yes for some of them. Evangelical Leaders of anti-gay initiatives have turned out to be closeted gays often. Those who fight to “defend the faith” in its fundamentalist harsh incarnation, as Evangelical “professional Christians” often do, have a special need-based interest in making sure other people live by the letter of the Bible’s “in … [Read more...]
Please Do Me a HUGE FavorGo to your local Barnes&Noble and buy my new book "Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God."It won't have a long shelf life unless it moves right now in November. Please do your Christmas shopping early, support bookstores and help me spread the word that there is hope after fundamentalism.... or buy from B&N online.Thank you so very … [Read more...]
My “Morning Edition” NPR Interview ( Please take the short 9 minutes this interview takes and join me as I explain my book)
Here's my new NPR interview about my new book. Please take the short 9 minutes this interview takes and join me as I explain my book to Michael Lyon Anchor of "Morning Edition" on KIOS-FM, Omaha Public Radio. Thank you.You may LISTEN HERE on my FACEBOOK PAGEFrank Schaeffer is a writer. His latest book --WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peaceAvailable now on Amazon Follow Frank on Twitter … [Read more...]
Are white working class evangelical males born stupid, or did Fox News make them that way? Why do they vote against their own interests? Are they so racist that they just vote against the black man in the White House no matter what? Or did Fox News break their brains? As Thomas B Edsall notes in the New York Times, (The Demise of the White Democratic Voter 11/12/2014) "It has not escaped the notice of political analysts that 72 percent of whites without college degrees — a rough proxy for what w … [Read more...]