The Can and Can’t LIST of the Religious Right

Can carry a loaded gun in public Can’t get contraceptives Can go to the Creation Museum Can’t get a good science education Can beat your kids Can’t marry a gay person Can make millions off selling God Can’t provide medical care for children Can lie about President Obama Can’t vote without an I.D. Can follow the teachings of Ayn Rand Can't follow the teachings of Jesus Christ Can raise 73 million to build a replica Noah's ark in Kentucky Can't keep funding to help the 1 in 5 poor/need … [Read more...]

A Wild Goose Book Launch: “Please Ask God to Make You Grow Old Slowly”

The Rev. Frank Schaefer (author of "Defrocked") meets Frank Schaeffer (author of "Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God") at the Wild Goose  Festival June 2014 I mean how confusing is that?!Here's the passage from my new book WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace I read to open my talk at the Wild Goose Festival.My youngest grandchildren Lucy and Jack are still comfortable with a paradoxical way of seeing reality. For them make-believe a … [Read more...]

“Aside from the drowning of the newborn baby..” Do We Care?

Where is God? Where is civilization when a woman is forced to drown her newborn baby? Where are we? Read please, read, weep and pray we put people first. Take a break from our games between our right and left and fight for justice. Thank you to the UK Guardian © newspaper for this. Thank you to the United Nations for speaking out  too. Isn't this something that the right and left here in America can unite in condemning?North Korea human rights abuses resemble those of the Nazis, says UN in … [Read more...]

Why I’m Not an Athiest: My Online Video Course is Launched by CHURCH NEXT

"Why I Am Not an Atheist" with Frank Schaeffer By Frank Schaeffer Is atheism a belief system in itself? Author and speaker Frank Schaeffer says yes. And in this course he explains why belief in Christ makes better sense of the world than no belief at all. About this courseAtheism and fundamentalism have more in common than one might think, says Frank Schaeffer. Both, he reasons, are simplistic and unsatisfying ways to deal with the complex questions of faith and spirituality.In this … [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...]

How to Keep Your Mate Even If You Are A Semi-Evolved Recovering Evangelical Controlling Bastard

  Following her mother's example my first child  Jessica returned love for my clumsy-to-bad-to-mean "fathering..." She was born when I was 18 but I eventually grew up. When she was a young adult I asked Jessica to forgive me for the times I'd pulled her hair, for the slaps and unkind yelling she endured as a young child.Forgive as you would be forgiven is not a prescriptive command but a factual description of what heals human relationships. If I've learned … [Read more...]

How the Evangelicals Doomed the Republican Party, God and (Maybe) America

 By Frank Schaeffer Not all Evangelicals are Right-leaning Republicans. But according to polls 73 percent are. That's the folks I'm talking about here.No one sane disputes the fact that the base of the base of the Republican Party -- post Roe V Wade and with a big "assist" from my late Religious Right leader father Francis Schaeffer and me (before I changed my mind) -- is evangelical voters. No one sane disputes the fact that the Republican Party is funded these days ma … [Read more...]


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