Love her or hate her we know more about Hillary Clinton’s faith than about any political leader's faith since Billy Graham was kissing up to Nixon and praying with him in the oval office. This was before Kissinger took over that pray-with-Nixon task while Graham ran for the hills to cover his Nixon-endorsing butt after Watergate.Post-Nixon, Billy Graham told my dad (the late evangelical evangelist and religious right founder, Francis Schaeffer) that he'd sworn off politics, let alo … [Read more...]
Why God Hates Donald Trump or at Least Ann Coulter Does .. so Why Do Jerry Falwell Jr. and Franklin Graham Love the Jerk’s-Jerk?
(Credit: Reuters/Jim Young)Will Jerry Falwell Jr. withdraw his endorsement, or are wives fair game at Liberty U? We are told in the Bible that God hates the proud. So if the Bible is 'true,' the way fundamentalists and evangelicals say it is, then God hates Trump. And if people who say the Bible is true vote for Trump then... God hates them too. Proverbs 16:5 Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the Lord; be assured, he will not go unpunished. Donald Trump has managed to s … [Read more...]
The Religious-Right’s Genius For Picking “Winners” : Are the New Atheists Paying Evangelical leaders like Franklin Graham & Mike Huckabee To Make Jesus Look Stupid?
So here's my question: Are the so-called New Atheists paying evangelical leaders like Franklin Graham, Mike Huckabee and D. Michael Lindsay to make Jesus look stupid? Or as I write in my new book WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace (Chapter 9, page, 45): Sam likes to call me out of the blue and casually mention the latest dumb stunt perpetrated by the Religious Right, the Roman Catholic bishops or the Republican Party, as if I have anything to … [Read more...]
“The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven,” written by Alex Malarkey and his father, Kevin Malarkey, is a hoax but it proved God is gay — Surprised?
Let's combine the news that The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven is a hoax with Franklin Graham saying gays can't go to heaven and the evangelical theology of damnation-- and see where it leads... Share(Courtesy of Tyndale House Publishing)"The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven," written by Alex Malarkey and his father, Kevin Malarkey, a Christian therapist in Ohio is a hoax. But the Rev. Franklin Graham says Heaven is real anyway and gays can't go. In … [Read more...]
Are Franklin Graham--and/or the 13 Evangelical leaders who wrote to Obama asking to be allowed to discriminate against gay people--gay? I'm betting the answer is yes for some of them. Evangelical Leaders of anti-gay initiatives have turned out to be closeted gays often. Those who fight to “defend the faith” in its fundamentalist harsh incarnation, as Evangelical “professional Christians” often do, have a special need-based interest in making sure other people live by the letter of the Bible’s “in … [Read more...]
When I’m in a Shit Motel on Book Tour Missing my Wife and Grandchildren I (Sometimes) Wish My Dad Had Been a Thief like the Rest of the Big Time Evangelical Leadership
(A New Eden Oil on canvas 18 x 18 by Frank Schaeffer)Why couldn't my father Francis Schaeffer have stolen from God and God’s children like everyone else? I mean I wouldn't have to be on an endless book tour actually scraping out a writer’s living staying in shit motels if he had.I miss Genie, my gorgeous luminous muse and wife of 44 years, and my soul-filling grandchildren Lucy (6), Jack (4) and Nora (7 months) who live across the street and that Genie and I do child care for 5 days a wee … [Read more...]
Christianity Today is scared of Peggy, Tony and Bart Campolo (and me) and wants to help evangelicals brainwash their children more effectively
Christianity Today is scared of Tony, Peggy and Bart Campolo and wants to help evangelicals brainwash their children more effectively so they won't turn out like Bart.The "method" is always the same. Bart isn't a Christian anymore so we need to blame his parents (while pretending not to) and improve the way we indoctrinate our kids lest they turn out like Bart or worse yet, like Frank Schaeffer.To do that the first thing we have to do is lie about them, dismiss the backsliders and make … [Read more...]
World Vision’s annual budget is $1 billion. When $1 billion is at stake you backtrack. The Evangelical establishment closed ranks against gay men and women signaling to a new generation of Christians that their religion stands for backward stupidity, not to mention hate. World Vision’s move to allow married gay people to work for the organization was denounced by evangelical leaders as a ‘disaster’ betrayal of biblical morality. Christians canceled their child sponsorship.World Vision caved. … [Read more...]