Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Frank Schaeffer is a writer. His latest book is And God Said, "Billy!" on Kindle, NOOK and iBook for $3.99 … [Read more...]
Post-Shutdown the Evangelical Movement Is Going to Die Faster Than Ever — GOOD!– Now Actual Christianity Might Have a Chance to Flourish
The 2 weeks of shutdown madness has accelerated evangelical movement’s devolution by 10 years or more. The shutdown is to the evangelical establishment what that fabled 4-hour erection is to Viagra users.I predict that the unwinding of the loony literalistic evangelical “Bible-believing” movement, made respectable by people like Billy Graham and Christianity Today magazine, just took a quantum leap. American evangelicals are looking into a grim future where they’re both loathed and feared. Th … [Read more...]
The End of American Christianity Itself, the World, the Universe and the Black Imposter in the White House, Praise Jesus!
This is How Christian Delusions Are Driving the GOP Insane"The press often talks about the Tea Party like they’re secularist movement that is interested mainly in promoting “fiscal conservatism”, a vague notion that never actually seems to make good on the promise to save taxpayer money. The reality is much different: The Tea Party is actually driven primarily by fundamentalist Christians whose penchant for magical thinking and belief that they’re being guided by div … [Read more...]
Ted Cruz’ Father Is a Rabid Right-Wing Preacher– What More do You Need to Know About the “Why” of the Shutdown?
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (center) raises the hand of his right wing preacher father, Rafael Cruz (right). It's no coincidence that in my new book And God Said, “Billy!” that I have my character "Billy" masturbating while he listens to his godly wife read out loud from a book by the guru of all evangelical Dominionist/Reconstructionists-- Rousas Rushdoony. The evangelical world has been metaphorically jacking off to the Rushdoony/Ted Cruz/Koch brothers' political God- … [Read more...]
With the shutdown I'm tempted to say "I told you so." What did you expect? Religious morons hijack the GOP (with a big assist from my dad and me in the 1970s and 1980s) and now the lobotomized GOP has hijacked the rest of us and taken the country and world economy hostage.The shutdown is the religious right's biggest "victory" and a loss for the rest of us that threatens everything we love. But it's not all "their" fault. Some of our best and brightest dropped the ball too. … [Read more...]
Secret Video Clip of Michele Bachmann and Other Evangelicals In Church Prayerfully Celebrating Shutdown
Here's a secretly filmed video clip of what goes on when Michele Bachmann, and other conservative home school moms and dads gather to celebrate the shutdown of the government by praising Jesus in a typical spirit-filled conservative gathering... (Sort of.)Read my new book And God Said, “Billy!” NOW # 1 in the Amazon Political Humor category, for more details about Bachmann and company... and for a thorough exploration of right wing religious delusion... Frank Schaeffer is a writ … [Read more...]
The GOP Shutdown is a Godsend for the Emergent/Convergent Progressive Churches and Will Pay my Electric Bill Too!
I predict that the slow falling away of a whole generation of evangelical young people from fundamentalist faith – and not a few older folks like me too – has just been exponentially accelerated. Thank you Jesus! Thank you Ted Cruz! The shutdown has not only laid bare the stupidity of the right wing hostage takers running and ruining the Republican Party, it’s also exposed fundamentalist American religion to the harshest light of day as never before.The root cause of the shutdown is the evang … [Read more...]
The 40 Fools in Congress (the extremist driving this shutdown show) might as well be a global militant Islamist organization founded by Osama bin Laden in Peshawar, Pakistan. Speaking as the father of a US Marine who spent 2 tours in Afghanistan hunting for bin Laden, I say to the Tea Party/Congressional 40: Please take off those flag pins! After the faith, credit and economy of the US risks being shattered, then recovers, and this shutdown is all said and done, where do “patriots” like Lim … [Read more...]