Church and State: The Role of Spirituality in Politics, Watch Frank Schaeffer’s UCLA/Hammer Museum Talk

  How did the religious right ensnare my family? I explored this at UCLA at a Hammer Museum talk I think you'll find interesting. Here's my journey from the Led Zeppelin to Ronald Reagan, from a kid in a mission to Congressman Jack Kemp's basement... Nepotism is the order of the day in evangelical circles...P.S. The host introduces me as "Dr. Schaeffer" that's not me! My son John always jokes with me when I go speak at places like the Harvard Kennedy School or Princeton … [Read more...]

The Actual “Pro-Life” Conspiracy That Handed America to the Tea Party & Far Religious Right (An Insider’s Perspective)

According to the New York Times (“Conservatives Hone Script to Light a Fire Over Abortion,” July 25, 2014), Republican operatives are once again gearing up to make abortion a central issue in the next midterm elections. This did not happen by chance. The GOP’s shift from a normal political party to a crusading party driven by moralistic religion was a thought-out conspiracy. I know. I was there.I am not a conspiracy nut. But in this case no other word than conspiracy will do. We did what we d … [Read more...]

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...]

Dear Evangelical Establishment, I know you don’t trust or like me and I don’t blame you! But instead of just writing me off as wicked, for once you’d better listen up…

(A 1984 satirical magazine cover depicting "Franky" Schaeffer as a "kid" throwing mud at Christianity Today Magazine and Billy Graham for not being conservative enough!)Dear Evangelical Establishment,I know you don't trust or like me and I don't blame you! Lord knows what a pain in the ass I am! But instead of just writing me off as wicked, for once you'd better listen up. This is for your own good.In the old days your predecessors didn't like me because I was faulting you all for no … [Read more...]

My NPR/Terri Gross “Fresh Air” Interview on Abortion/Pro-Life/Politics

"My dad was shocked by the hatred in the religious right..." Here's my "Pro-Life — And In Favor Of Keeping Abortion Legal" NPR interview. I talk about the history of the anti-abortion movement, gay rights, violence, what our family did. You may listen here.FRANK SCHAEFFER/TERRI GORSS/NPRListen to the StoryLISTEN HERE: Fresh Air from WHYYComing Soon From Frank Schaeffer (Pub Date May 15)...WHY I’M AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD How to Create Beauty, Give Love and Find Peac … [Read more...]

Religion is a neurological disorder only faith is the cure! Please Give Me 2:30 Min to Share My Video Story…

Please take 2 minutes to watch this video interview about what I'm trying to do and with my story about the evangelical disaster. Religion is a neurological disorder only faith is the cure!Here's a new video of me discussing And God Said, "Billy!" from Odyssey Networks, a non-profit that uses media to increase understanding among people of different beliefs. You may buy the book on Kindle and all other E-platforms for only $3,99Frank Schaeffer: And God Said, … [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...]


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