My NPR Interview on God, the Tea Party, Religion, my Books…

 WBEZ's WorldviewFrank Schaeffer: Christian religious extremism leading to persecution of LGBT peoplePosted 19 hours ago19 hoursReport copyright infringementFollow WBEZ's Worldview and others on SoundCloud.Frank Schaeffer, former fundamentalist evangelical and son of famed evangelical theologian Francis Schaeffer, is worried that Christian conservatives will push America to the brink of … [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...]

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...]

Why I Just Asked Nadia Bolz-Weber to Marry Me or at Least Let Me Tattoo Her Face on My Chest

 This is the Nadia picture I'm tattooing on my chest.From: Nadia Bolz-Webber To: Frank Schaeffer Subject: your new book And God Said, "Billy!"Fri, Sep 20, 2013 7:40 amIt's like nothing I've ever read, Frank. Amazing! Here you go!"Only Frank Schaeffer could write a novel that details the hilarious absurdity of Christian Fundamentalism only to then enter the confounding beauty and redemptive mystery of Christian liturgical transition. A novel for anyone who … [Read more...]

Jim Wallis, Sojourners & My New Book (The Mark Sandlin SOJO “BILLY!” Review)

Sojourners likes And God Said, "Billy!" I love and respect Jim Wallis. Seeing a rave review of my new book on his personal Sojo blog page  made my day! Here's what Mark Sandlin (who I also love and respect) writing on Wallis's God’s Politics Blog page said:(Reprinted here with permission from of the author)God's Politics BlogThe Book Every Christian Needs to Read This Fall by Mark Sandlin 09-19-2013 | 4:22pmShare on email Share on twitter Share on fa … [Read more...]

Colbert and Me

Let me brag on Sarah and Hal and the people sending in reviews to Amazon for helping to make my new book And God Said, "Billy!" the Number 1 Political Humor book on Kindle/Amazon this morning. As you can see on the Amazon chart below, Stephen Colbert is Number 2. Let me thank Hal and Sarah and my kind readers who are sending in the many Amazon reviews for giving a few good minutes this morning. The feeling of temporary immortality will fade fast as writer-rejection fear sets back in, but I'll … [Read more...]

Why Do I Feel So Bloody Liberated Self-Publishing

I’m self-publishing my new novel AND GOD SAID, “BILLY!”  Where's my advance? What will I live on? The New York Times won't review a self-published book! Libraries won't know about it! I'm screwed! This is my funniest, darkest and most spiritually reaffirming book. Have I wasted the 17 years I worked on it? If so, then why am I so happy with my insane plunge into the unknown? Why do I feel so bloody liberated in equal measure with my look-over-a-cliff panic?AND GOD SAID, “BILLY!”  is the close … [Read more...]


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