Please watch this extended interview with me on Who, What, Where, Why– of my views, books, sex, marriage, parents, faith, doubt and everything else…

Please watch this extended interview with me on Who, What, Where, Why-- of my views, books, parents, faith, sex, marriage, relationships, children, doubt, God, or no God... and everything else... then please pass this interview on! Thanks! NOTE: Show starts 2 min and 30 sec into the clip so just wait and don't give up or "Click" in 2:30 min in and watch! The Place | Frank Schaeffer | WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace WATCH and PLEASE pass on t … [Read more...]

Please Join me at the Kansas City Public Library Thursday, August 21, 2014 6:30pm

Please Join me at the Kansas City Public Library Thursday, August 21, 2014. I'll talk, do a Q&A, read from my book, have a drink, hang out and have fun. Join us! This is my second visit. I love this venue. Watch my first visit here: where I discussed at the Library. What a GREAT way to launch a book tour. Why don't you invite me to your town? 6:30pm @ Central Library RSVP now! The Kansas City Public Library Knowledge for AllCalendar: all events & activitiesThis … [Read more...]

“This is what being raised in the southern Bible belt will do to you…If it is ok, I will share my head for the first time to anyone”

NOTE: If you come from an evangelical background and feel anguish you are not alone. Here's proof! I get 20-30 emails and FB messages a day from readers of my new book expressing anguish over their religious backgrounds. I answer all of them. I learn more from my readers than they learn from me. Here's one exchange I found very moving. (Printed here by permission, name changed.) Take hope. Sat, Aug 16, 2014 12:26 pmFrank: It is such a relief to get to share my head with someone. I am not … [Read more...]

How I Trashed Frank Schaeffer in my Novel as an American Hitler and Why He’s Promoting It: Guest BLOG by the Former Schaeffer Family Crossway Books Publicist

Katie sent me this essay about trashing me. It's good so I'm publishing it as a guest blog here. Also: I come out okay by the end! Back in the early 1980s as a very young woman Katie Andraski worked as a publicist in big time Christian publishing at Crossway Books. She did what few evangelical publicity people ever managed to do: Katie convinced editors at Newsweek, The New York Times, and the NBC "Today Show" to publicize the Schaeffer family as we emerged as leaders in the religious right. In t … [Read more...]

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...]

I would not have burned in hell for sleeping with the many women I’ve looked at longingly, but adultery would have ruined my marriage

Ironically, although Mom and Dad may have been deluded by their fundamentalist certainties, I am mostly at peace in my home where my grandchildren Lucy (5), Jack (4) and I play Botticelli because I was indoctrinated with knee-jerk guilt. I realize now that my parents were often right for the wrong reasons. For instance, I feel guilt when I shout at Lucy and Jack. And when it comes to the “big sins” I would not have burned in hell for sleeping with the many women I’ve looked at longingly, but adul … [Read more...]

I’ll make a bet: If I asked you for a $32.79 donation to a Crowdsourcing project to change religion into a “church of hopeful uncertainty” you’d donate

Dear Patheos Friends,I’m Launching a PROJECT “Say NO to Fundamentalism and YES to Mystery, Wonder and Love!”Will You Help?I’ll make a bet: If I asked you for a $32.79 donation to a "Crowdsourcing" project of mine that would change what religion is in America by turning our “church of hopeful uncertainty” into a virtual “mega church” of tolerance, forbearance and love you’d donate.But I’m not asking for that. I want something else: healed souls one at a time!And here’s why I da … [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...]


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