Trump and the Evangelicals are now One and the Same– Literally. To the Evangelicals America’s Gays, Blacks, Hispanics and Women are a “Strong-Willed” Child in Need of Breaking and if Need be– Killing

(Photo queerty.com/YouTube)An old friend of mine Gary Bauer -- we worked together on the "pro-life" circuit before I fled the religious right -- president of American Values --  endorsed Trump in his address to the Values Voters Summit in Washington: This country is the equivalent of that hijacked plane right now. We’re headed to a disaster, unless we can get control of the cockpit again.... Ladies and gentlemen, this is a Flight 93 election. This may be our last shot. It’s time to roll. It’ … [Read more...]

There Are No Heroes When Your Country Is On the Wrong Side of History– Here’s the (Hilarious) Video of a Group of Evangelicals Leaders Praying For Donald Trump That Proves It

Donald Trump prays with religious leaders, Kenneth Copeland, Paula White and others. I remember a group of evangelicals (Franklin Graham et al) laying hands on W Bush and holding him "up to the Lord for victory." God answered prayer and so W destroyed the Middle East. Praise Jesus! Here's the same crew blessing Trump (no kidding). The mind boggles! Watch! With W we only got tens of thousands dead.What will Trump and the evangelical leadership achieve together? For the un-funny aftermath of … [Read more...]

Pope Francis To “Creationists” GET LOST!

Pope Francis I stated that God should not seen as a “magician with a magic wand.” Pope Francis also said that evolution and the Big Bang theory are both true. In other words he believes in paradox!VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis on Monday (Oct. 27) waded into the controversial debate over the origins of human life, saying the big bang theory did not contradict the role of a divine creator, but even required it. The pope was addressing the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Academy of Scien … [Read more...]

Here Are My Paintings That Sold So Far in the Last 10 Days of My Online Art Show

My art website Frankschaefferart.com opened my first online art show a few days ago. Here's what sold so far this week. I am very grateful for the interest and patronage! Thank you! Here's where you can see more of my art that is still for sale...Tulip Paradise  Oil on canvas 10 x 10 SOLDIris Meditation Oil on canvas 24 x 24 SOLDJune Wedding Oil on canvas  8 x 8 SOLDTulip Prayer Oil on canvas 10 x 10 SOLDFollow Frank Schaeffer on Twitter: w … [Read more...]

My Heart Broke When I Stopped Painting So I Could Sell My Right Wing Jesus (It’s Fixed Now!)

When I was 17 the first painting I sold was to Mrs. David Rockefeller at my first art show. This was in New York City at the Frisch Gallery. Next came a show in Switzerland at the Chante Pierre Gallery in Aubonne (near Geneva) and a show in London soon after. Then I quit painting because there was more money and power and ego in selling Jesus. I was an idiot! I started painting again about 10 years ago. Here's some of the new work.(Tulips, Wind & Sun Oil on canvas 24 x 24, 2013) When I … [Read more...]

When Billy Graham Dies, What Circus Has Franklin Set Up to Profit, Given What He Did With His Mother’s Body?

Billy Graham is passing away. Too bad. And what will his son Franklin do with Billy's body? Lenin's Tomb anyone?When I met Billy over the years, (he used to visit my parent's home, and he and I met at various Evangelical conferences before I escaped the evangelical world) he seemed like a nice guy.As the years passed, his son Franklin Graham ( I met him at my kitchen table when we were both 9),  seemed to exert quite an influence over his parents. He certainly figured out how to make … [Read more...]

The Slow Motion Lynching of President Barack Obama

I’ve watched liberal and right wing commentators alike blame the president for being lynched. They say “he’s not reaching out enough” or “he’s too cold.” It’s the equivalent of assuming that the black man being beaten by a couple of thug cops must have "done something."I am a white privileged well off sixty-one-year-old former Republican religious right wing activist who changed his mind about religion and politics long ago.  The New York Times profiled my change of heart saying that to my fo … [Read more...]

Here’s A Reason Why I Bother Writing– “Frank, I need the rawness. I need the dirt. I need the profanity.”

I got this email from someone I'll call "Wounded Recovering Evangelical", who gave me permission to post it here but says "That being said, please remove all the identifiers. When I say we’re from rural parts, I mean that. Everybody knows everybody. Our people are bible thumping (and twisting), Obama hating, tea party rednecks, bitter and broken and full of indoctrinated blame... "So here's the letter emailed from somewhere in the South: "My name is ---, 43 years old, husband, father. I was … [Read more...]