Imagine the HORROR of Trump-The-Untrustworthy Offering “Comfort” To Grieving Americans after a Terror Attack or Other Tragedy

When President W Bush sent my Marine son to war three times (2003-2004) I thought Bush was a fool, but not a dishonorable person. I wrote this in the Washington Post: Before my son became a Marine, I never thought much about who was defending me. Now when I read of the war on terrorism or the coming conflict in Iraq, it cuts to my heart. When I see a picture of a member of our military who has been killed, I read his or her name very carefully. Sometimes I cry. President Bush read the piece … [Read more...]

There’s Only One Way the Democratic Party Can Win Back the White House and Congress: Toss a Lit Match into the Gas Can of Trump Voters’ Perpetual Anger

 Put it this way: How does one talk someone mired in irrational beliefs into accepting fact-based reality? More to the point these days, how does one change a Trump voter’s mind and get her or him to reject Trump’s multiplying lies and vote for a Democrat next time?How do you reason someone out of a position that they themselves did not reason into?The answer is—you can’t.But you can pry enough Trump voters out of the Republican Party and incite them to vote for Democrats, an … [Read more...]

Watching Pence I’m wondering again: what is it about people who “accept Jesus” that makes them so weirdly slickly-phony? Ideas? Comments? Here is what some (very perceptive) FB friends had to say

  The question is do Jesus-following white American evangelicals of the left or right, turn into smarmy flakes because they get “saved” or do smarmy flakes gravitate to Jesus? * Watching Mike Pence even if I knew nothing about him as he spoke at the GOP convention I’d know he was a born again evangelical. * How? *Here is what some of my Facebook friends think (and thank you all!)  but first maybe I can spot the white born-again types because there's a slick smarmy insincerity to th … [Read more...]

Don’t “pray for the victims.” Pray for the utter destruction of the terror-facilitating NRA, the hate-spewing Vile Trump Con and the utter destruction of the earth-destroying and obstructionist racist homophobic women-hating backward fear-mongering do-nothing GOP– and thus save tens of thousands of future innocent victims from death…

Don't "pray for the victims." Pray for the utter destruction of the terror-facilitating NRA, the hate-spewing Vile Trump Con and the utter destruction of the earth-destroying and obstructionist racist homophobic women-hating backward fear-mongering do-nothing GOP-- and thus save tens of thousands of future innocent victims from death...Did you expect a longer blog on this? What else is there to say?Frank Schaeffer is a writer. His latest book --WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GO … [Read more...]

Dear Paul Ryan, I Have a Message To You From Your Mentor and My Old Friend Jack Kemp About You Endorsing Trump

(AP-Photo)Paul Ryan: So you've changed your mind about Trump and endorsed him. I too changed my mind. Some 30 years ago-plus I changed my mind about being a Republican on the religious right. But I did not change my mind about loving my country. You have. You have embraced Trump. And you have betrayed us all. You have also betrayed our mutual friend Congressman Jack Kemp's memory. Jack is remembered among other things as your mentor. You are a traitor to Kemp and to everything he stood f … [Read more...]

HERE IS WHY I’LL VOTE FOR HILLARY, AND WHY YOU SHOULD TOO– Please! Watch! Please Pass On! Let’s Save America From the Casino FOOL!

Please watch this and save America and the world from the casino/fake college/bad steak/beauty pageant FOOL! Vote for Hillary!Frank 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 www.twitter.com/frank_schaefferSee Frank’s paintings http://www.frankschaefferart.com/Follow Frank on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/frank.schaeffer.16 Contact Frank … [Read more...]

Trump: “I Renounce My Pledge to Support the GOP Nominee” And I have been treated very unfairly by loser voters so millions of my armed followers are going to install me as president– with or without winning dumb loser elections…

(photo- artistlike.org)Here are a few other "pledges" Trump seems on the way to renouncing ... including the Pledge of Allegiance, if he loses the election in November-- along with his much ballyhooed pledge to support the eventual Republican nominee as he deals with  controversy after his campaign manager was charged with assaulting a reporter.(In a television town hall in Milwaukee with CNN on Tuesday night, Trump claimed that he had been “treated very unfairly” by the Republican Nation … [Read more...]

An open letter to the Republican establishment leadership

photo en.wikipedia.org Dear Republicans,I used to be one of you. When I was a religious right activist in the 1970s and 1980s. I fondly remember staying with my friends Jack and Joanne Kemp in their home in Washington DC. Jack was the quintessential establishment Republican of that day. He would go on to run as the vice presidential candidate with Bob Dole.Jack hosted a meeting at the Rayburn House in Washington DC for 50 Congressman and Senators one night in the early 1980s … [Read more...]