One of My Concerns Self-Publishing My New Book Was that Publisher’s Weekly Would Ignore It– WELL They Just Did a Big Story Hooray!

Frank Schaeffer Goes It Alone with New Book By Kimberly Winston | Jul 09, 2014 More Newsletters   “The fact that I have had a transformative journey has meant one thing,” Schaeffer says. “I reject labels. The way I identify is as a human being. Life is a journey, not a series of conclusions, and I know that I have changed my mind on things before.” And how. Once evangelical royalty--his father, Francis Schaeffer, was a preacher and theologian who, … [Read more...]

The Best Thing the NY TIMES has done Recently is Publishing the Gary Gutting Interviews– Here’s One you Can’t Miss!

The best thing the NY TIMES has done recently is publishing the Gary Gutting interviews. Here's one you can't miss...   Posts published by Gary Gutting   THE STONE JUL 8 7:30 PMJul 8 7:30 pm 42 Does Evolution Explain Religious Beliefs? By GARY GUTTING This is the eighth in a series of interviews about religion that I am conducting for The Stone. The interviewee for this installment is Michael Ruse, a professor of philosophy at Florida … [Read more...]

Dear Mr. President, As the Executive Editor of Christianity Today Magazine I Demand A Religious Exemption For Burning Witches Our Freedom As Christians is at Stake (No Pun)

Fourteen religious leaders including Gordon College president D. Michael Lindsay as well as the executive editor of Christianity Today, and  pastor Rick Warren, and other Christian magnificent leaders and defenders of freedom sent a letter to the White House demanding a religious exemption to a planned order barring federal contractors from discriminating against gay men and women just because they are gay. “Without a robust religious exemption . . ." the letter states, "this expansion … [Read more...]

Gordon College Believes That Religious Liberty is the Right to Persecute Gays or as Westboro Puts it “FAG MARRIAGE DOOMS NATIONS”

  “FAG MARRIAGE DOOMS NATIONS,” says one picket sign from the infamous Westboro Baptist Church. Meanwhile Gordon College president D. Michael Lindsay was among 14 religious leaders who sent a letter to the White House demanding a "religious exemption" to a planned order barring federal contractors from discriminating in hiring on the basis of sexual orientation. In other words the Gordon administration believes that religious liberty is the right to persecute gays. Gordon … [Read more...]

The Can and Can’t LIST of the Religious Right

Can carry a loaded gun in public Can’t get contraceptives Can go to the Creation Museum Can’t get a good science education Can beat your kids Can’t marry a gay person Can make millions off selling God Can’t provide medical care for children Can lie about President Obama Can’t vote without an I.D. Can follow the teachings of Ayn Rand Can't follow the teachings of Jesus Christ Can raise 73 million to build a replica Noah's ark in Kentucky Can't keep funding to help the 1 in … [Read more...]

Wheaton College Becomes a Tool of the Far Right Obama-Haters and Seals the Fate of the Evangelical Community’s Reputation for a Generation

I had my first deep wet kiss with a woman at the evangelical establishment bastion of Wheaton College. Dad was lecturing there. I was fifteen. She was a twenty-something house mother in a dorm. Memorable!!! Now Wheaton will also be remembered as the place the far right Obama-haters used to try and discredit the president with a lie. This time the lie is that Obama is "anti-religious" because he thinks women should have the right to contraception. Wheaton will be remembered as the people … [Read more...]

Watch Frank Schaeffer on MSNBC “Politics Nation” BLASTS Hobby Lobby/Santorum for Saying that U.S. is “Becoming Nazi Germany”

"The Supreme court is run by a bunch of GOP lackeys." Watch my latest blast on POLITICS NATION 07/02/14 about the Hobby Lobby ruling and the rising clout of the religious right. (Frank Schaeffer, author of “Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in God,” joins MSNBC to discuss the religious right’s celebration of the Supreme Court’s landmark Hobby Lobby decision...) Watch:   Frank Schaeffer is a writer. His latest book --WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give … [Read more...]

Hobby Lobby Verdict is a Victory For Ultra-Right Roman Catholic Co-Conspirators With Chuck Colson’s Ghost

National Organization For Marriage co-founder Robert George with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Pope Francis must have vomited when he heard the Hobby Lobby news. Nothing could undo the good he has recently done the Church's image more than yet another case of anti-woman lashing out by a cabal or far right Roman Catholic activists-- this time in the Supreme Court. Alarmed by the Supreme Court pandering to the extreme religious right in the Hobby Lobby case, the new pope might ask … [Read more...]

A Wild Goose Book Launch: “Please Ask God to Make You Grow Old Slowly”

The Rev. Frank Schaefer (author of "Defrocked") meets Frank Schaeffer (author of "Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God") at the Wild Goose  Festival June 2014 I mean how confusing is that?! Here's the passage from my new book WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace I read to open my talk at the Wild Goose Festival. My youngest grandchildren Lucy and Jack are still comfortable with a paradoxical way of seeing reality. For them … [Read more...]

Live From the Wild Goose Festival and a Nearby BBQ Pit at 4:57 AM

4:57 AM. I'm sitting in the dark next to the BBQ pit of the restaurant across from the room Genie and I are living in while we're at Wild Goose.  Yesterday was a long day of driving, the second since leaving the Boston area to come here. We arrived in time for a 2 hour filming session with Brian McLaren who was interviewing me for a Wild Goose video. Then I interviewed him. We were talking about being survivors of evangelical backgrounds, trying to articulate why in spite of everything we are … [Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X