a 7-year-old first grader stands up to the religious right WATCH THIS CLIP

 In this video clip Zea--a 7-year-old first grader--stands up to bully religious right. The argument he shouted at her could have been taken from the pages of evangelical sources and their reaction to the Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage. When this preacher began ranting at a child through a microphone, little Zea just waved her rainbow flag and never backed down.Her dad, Ryan Bowling, posted this video of the confrontation on YouTube. It took place over the weekend at ComF … [Read more...]

Republican Lies About Obama Contributed to the Climate of Murder and Hate That Just Exploded in SC

The white supremacist gunman told his black victims "you rape our women and you're taking over our country" as he massacred nine people inside a historic African-American church in the southern city of Charleston, according to news reports. The killer said he thought blacks were trying to take over America. Then he killed the pastor and eight other "invaders."( This April 2015 photo released by the Lexington County Detention Center shows Dylann Roof, 21. Photo / AFP)The young suspect … [Read more...]

My FB Family Responded with 200+ Amazing Answers On What the Right, Left, Atheist and Religious Can ALL Agree On (The Results Are Refreshing, Hopeful and Kind)

 "Wow Frank! This is freakin' awesome! I have been blown away by everything I've read here. Look at all the love, and common ground! Tears of joy! WOW!!!"***HERE IS HOW I ASKED MY FB FAMILY THE QUESTION... Please read their answers posted below!Frank Schaeffer Posted 21 hours agoQ: Do you know why I (mostly) don’t ban trolls and people who seem to hate me from this page?A: I actually believe in free speech and… also…Believe it or not, I think my friends on the … [Read more...]

Q: Do you know why I (mostly) don’t ban trolls and people who seem to hate me from my FB page? Please Join my FB page thought experiment!

*Here is what I just posted on my FB page. Will you join this thought experiment, post a comment on FB for publication here on Patheos? Q: Do you know why I (mostly) don’t ban trolls and people who seem to hate me from this page?A: I actually believe in free speech and… also…Believe it or not, I think my friends on the right--even the religious right--need to be heard no matter what.So… will you trolls, friends, and enemies alike, for once pretend we’re real neighbors and maybe j … [Read more...]

What my Parents Never Seemed to Have Done is Consider that the Bible Contains a Paradox

When my busy dad Francis Schaeffer and I spent time alone together, I discovered a quiet and humble man who seemed sadder than he was angry while struggling to conform his personality and natural interests – art and hiking  -- to a theological ideal that he questioned. As a result of his deep unanswered questions he defended his views all the more loudly in public. Don't we all? Besides which; Dad was genuinely moved by compassion for the “Lost” and just because he was needlessly worried for thei … [Read more...]

Anti-Gay Bigots Unite!

When frightened evangelical and Catholic anti-gay bigots like Franklin Graham and the so called Catholic League get together to try to hang onto their traditional power, here's what they produce in the name of Jesus. I've annotated their latest anti-gay screed with a few admittedly smart ass remarks to expose the hidden truths in their otherwise meaningless far right "document." In a letter more than 200 conservative know-nothing activists -- ranging from the Catholic League’s Bill Donohue to O … [Read more...]

Time For Left and Right to Work Together

Left and Right need to work together, for instance why can't Rachel Maddow and Fox News can come together on some issues like stopping human trafficking and change things? Watch this clip from Darkwood Brew of my comments on the unity issue. Then you may watch the whole program HERE. … [Read more...]

Crazy White Southern “Christians” Keeping America Safe for Hate

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