To Understand the Public Relations Disaster that’s Engulfed Christianity Today Magazine, Gordon College & Wheaton College, You Need to Understand the Reconstructionist Movement

If the history of Christianity proves one thing, it’s that you can make the Bible “say” anything. That way God takes the blame for your stupidity, say burning witches or discriminating against gays. Speaking of stupidity, consider the public relations disaster that's engulfed Christianity Today magazine's editor, Gordon College's president and Wheaton College post-Hobby Lobby.When you hear words like “Without a robust religious exemption [from laws protecting civil rights for gays] . . . this … [Read more...]

What is an Evangelical church? An asylum for the easily led says Frank Schaeffer “the bull in your spiritual china shop”

What is an Evangelical church? An asylum for the easily led.Read this review of my new book from the The MethoBlog (a labor of love and a gift to the people called United Methodists Church) and then buy my book and cure your addiction to certainty!Buy today for only $3.99 (Kindle) or $11.00 for the paperback!Here's the review: UMR: Book Review: “Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in God” by Frank SchaefferLatest from the MethoBlogoSphere, UMR by Kevin AltonPublished dig … [Read more...]

“In this context and with a heavy heart, I hereby return my diploma to the Gordon College Board of Trustees”

Frank,   Thanks again for offering to post this on Patheos.com.  In addition to registering my personal protest via the direct letter and return of my diploma to Gordon College, I'm interested in having the letter reach Gordon students, faculty, alumni, and 'friends' of Gordon College.   I sent it to a contact on faculty at Gordon just yesterday morning and have received numerous positive and appreciative responses already.  I understand that the faculty are under a gag order from the adm … [Read more...]

Gaza.. Ukraine.. Putin.. Israel.. Islam.. Christians.. Jews.. Evangelicals & God = Death

The Israelis are turning Gaza into a killing field. In the Ukraine Russian-backed thugs murdered a plane full of women and children. In both cases religion is to blame.Putin would not be in power if not for the lick-spittle slavish backing of the utterly corrupt homophobic authoritarian Russian Orthodox Church.  Palestinians would be living in peace were it not for the crazy idea that some Bronze Age “god” “gave” land to one of the many Middle Eastern tribes that once fought over that part of … [Read more...]

The-God-Of-The-Bible’s Women-Management Plan is focused on Bodily fluids. To put it mildly HE has an Uneasy Relationship with Women! So Does Wheaton College

A Wheaton  professor asking for the pill?To put it mildly the so-called God-Of-The-Bible has an uneasy relationship with women. The other day I was trying to figure out why Wheaton College (an evangelical school) wanted to claim a "religious liberty" right to deprive women of insurance coverage for contraception. The school even went to the Supreme Court to claim that right.How to explain this?I'd just published my new book --WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, … [Read more...]

Jesus Was Not a “Bible Believer” let Alone an Evangelical

Jesus certainly was not a “Bible believer,” as we use that term in the post Billy Graham era of American fundamentalist religiosity that’s used as a trade-marked product to sell religion. Jesus didn’t take the Jewish scriptures at face value. In fundamentalist terms, Jesus was a rule-breaking relativist who wasn’t even “saved,” according to evangelical standards. Evangelicals insist that you have to believe very specific interpretations of the Bible to be saved. Jesus didn’t. He undercut the scri … [Read more...]

The New Brian McLaren Interview With Frank Schaeffer & Schaeffer Interviews McLaren — The 58 Min Video: WATCH!

"It's nice for a minute to not look like a cripple!"  "I'm getting all sort of shit from atheists..." "Here's the truth about my parents..." Here is one of my favorite people -- Brian McLaren -- doing me the honor of interviewing me in depth. Because it is Brian, I forget there is a camera there and say things I've never really shared honestly before...Thank you Wild Goose Festival and Rick Meredith for providing a forum for this! Thanks for WATCHING! Thanks Brian! Please watch and share th … [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 found a sl … [Read more...]


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