Trump’s election was just one more nail in the coffin of what was — according to humanistic idealists such as Winston Churchill — supposed to be a secular age of reason

Trump’s election was just one more nail in the coffin of what was -- according to humanistic idealists such as Winston Churchill -- supposed to be a secular age of reason and enlightenment. Instead of reason shaping our politics in 2017, we find ourselves at the mercy of white European nationalists, white supremacists, American white Christo-fascists and Islamo-fascists who may all hate each other but are united in one relentless activity: their global attack on reason per se.Barbarians are a … [Read more...]

“Dear Frank, While I was in therapy recovering from the literal brain damage I experienced due to evangelical fundamentalism plus incest”…

 Hi Frank,While I was in therapy recovering from the literal brain damage I experienced due to evangelical fundamentalism plus incest, my therapist advised me not to read others' stories/work because she wanted me to keep my memories uncontaminated from others'.  SO I just finished your Calvin Becker trilogy (Portofino, Zermatt and Saving Grandma) because I kept the same policy while writing my memoir series.Your trilogy hit me hard because it was so accurate!  I could fe … [Read more...]

It is Official: Post C-PAC 2017 Trump Has Corrupted and Co-opted the Evangelical Brand– RIP Jesus

(Photo YouTube)Mark the date: C-PAC 2017 is the day Trump Co-opts the Evangelical Brand-- RIP Jesus. As the Washington Post notes: A new white nationalist energy Trump fomented in the Republican Party has already embroiled traditional conservatives who will now openly embrace the “America first” white supremacist ethos. Thus mark the moment when Evangelicalism became Trumpism. RIP Jesus. As the post notes:The conservative movement in America now belongs to President Tru … [Read more...]

WATCH: Putin is Jesus to the international religious right and white American evangelicals are fast becoming America-hating complicit traitors to democracy

TRUMP, RUSSIA, EVANGELICAL FASCISTS = IMPEACHMENT: Putin is Jesus to the international religious right and white American evangelicals are fast becoming America-hating complicit traitors to democracy WATCHHow Russia Became the Leader of the Global Christian Right While the U.S. passed gay-rights laws, Moscow moved hard the other way.By Casey Michel Politico February 09, 2017In early April 2014, as the post-Cold War order roiled in the aftermath of … [Read more...]

Can the black church rescue Jesus’ reputation from Trump? AME to the Rescue!

Can the black church rescue Jesus' reputation from Trump? Maybe. At least the African Methodist Episcopal Church is bravely trying to. Eighty one percent of white evangelical America handed Trump the White House, put the alt-right white supremacist Bannon in the power seat and trashed the name of Jesus at the same time. Hear the word evangelical now and the KKK comes to mind, not the Middle Eastern brown Jew carpenter.Now as detailed in an important op-ed in the Washington Post ("AME bishops … [Read more...]

The blasphemy of this picture — if you are a believing Christian — is clear. Here’s Trump as the 2nd “Apostle Paul” of white supremacist fascist theocracy

Imam Trump? Is this what we've come to? American Evangelical Sharia Law? Total theocracy? (Photo Facebook/YouTube/Twitter)One hardly needs to comment on the blasphemy of this picture circulating in evangelical online circles... As if Trump is the 2nd Apostle Paul or Prophet Moses. This illustration only demonstrates how enormously dangerous to humanity the Trump Administration really is as it makes common cause with evangelical theocratic anti-freedom fanatics. This image … [Read more...]

Family Values 2017

``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````P.S. If you want to know a little more about where I'm coming from and my perspective on politics, religion and the intersection of faith and life-- here's a new movie about me. (It's below the poster on YouTube) scroll down and watch it for free...WATCH "Let me be FRANK" HERE:Follow Frank on Twitter www.twitter.com/frankschaefferSee Frank’s paintings http://www.frankschaefferart.com/Follow Frank on Facebook h … [Read more...]

Riffing once again on the ironic absurdity of fundamentalist religion and political fallout

 These days—as is reflected in the series of paintings I’m doing (as I write these lines in January 2017) I’m riffing once again on the ironic absurdity of fundamentalist religion per se and its political fallout. Another painting of mine in the series is called “When the Manna Ran out God Inexplicably Began Dropping Cyclamens, Old Teddy Bears and Champagne on the People of Israel and Unintentionally Killed Moses with a Good Bottle of California Chandon.” (Call this my anti-Christian Zio … [Read more...]