(YouTube photo)In the 1980s when I was myself in the religious right I preached from Jerry Falwell's pulpit. I preached on family values. My how times have changed! Trump was endorsed by Jerry Falwell's son. Trump represents a specific modern sexual predator personality type. Trump's proclamation: “Women, you have to treat ‘em like shit,” makes me ask: Did Jerry Falwell Jr. and all those other evangelicals who back Trump endorse him because they hate women too? ...Or are Falwell and company j … [Read more...]
Did Jerry Falwell Jr Watch the Multiple and Disgusting Howard Stern/Trump Interviews (or Know that Trump is accused of Child rape) BEFORE Endorsing Him?
The key bulwark of faith-based Trumpism is the prosperity gospel: To the evangelicals (both right and left) lying and money are the real “gospel” so “He’s one of us!”
(AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)(photo www.rollingstone.com)Evangelical Christianity in America became a get-rich-quick scheme long ago. So it's no wonder that millions of prosperity gospel-following downtrodden white evangelicals who forgot to start churches of their own (and get rich) see Trump as one of their own. For a start he's just like their preachers and leaders: a comforting fraud who holds out hope of winning life's lottery.According to a new Pew poll an astonishing four fi … [Read more...]
Samantha Bee and Frank Schaeffer on “Full Frontal” re anti-Abortion History and the Birth of the Religious Right
I got a call from Samantha Bee's office the other day: Could they interview me on the role my film series "Whatever Happened to the Human Race?" played in launching the anti-abortion movement and the religious right? I said yes. They sent a crew to my home... and here's a bit of the result. Thanks Amanda Bee! This Saturday, June 4, please watch TBS and the Full Frontal Show I'm on! Thanks!Bee then spoke to filmmaker Frank Schaeffer, the son of prominent Christian … [Read more...]
Donald Trump and His Angry Voters Are Furthering an Extremist Christian Agenda to replace democracy with theocracy by undermining our rights and protections from the bottom up
Unlike Muslim fundamentalists who use bullets, bombs and beheadings to enforce Sharia from the top down, Christian fundamentalists will not overthrow democracy in a military takeover that sweeps out one system (democracy) and replaces it with another (theocracy). The kinder, gentler, Christian extremist seeks to replace democracy with theocracy by undermining our rights and protections from the bottom up, one law at a time. Here is an article by my old and dear friend Mel White. It was first … [Read more...]
The Religious Right — How it Came to Be the GOP WHORE as Explained (Wonderfully/Best EVER !!!) By Samantha Bee
(Photo, YouTube) P.S. the cartoon clips of doctors vacuuming up babies and the nurses drop-kicking babies is from one of my old evangelical movies... I directed and produced in the bad old days... Thank you Jesus for Samantha Bee! WATCH! LAUGH! CRY! Then STOP TRUMP and the GOP-- forever! Frank Schaeffer is a writer. His latest book --WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peaceAvailable now on Amazon Follow Frank on Twitt … [Read more...]
(Photo NBC News, used by permission)Watch Bernie Sanders do what I should have done when I spoke at Liberty College 40 years ago. Rev. Jerry Falwell introduced me as a "great hope" for "Christian America." Not so much any more :) ... Now watch Bernie Sanders say what I wish I'd been saying then. BTW my talk given to the entire student body and my sermon (2 actually) preached from the Liberty Baptist pulpit mysteriously disappeared out of the Liberty U video archives when I was deemed a … [Read more...]
My "homeschool" interview on the Thom Hartmann Show: Frank Schaeffer, WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace, comes on The Big Picture. There's a darker side to home-schooling that not that many people know about. Please watch: I just received this letter on my FACEBOOK message page. I asked the author if I could share it. I'm withholding her (and several other) names for her safety. And yes, this is really happening … [Read more...]
The New Brian McLaren Interview With Frank Schaeffer & Schaeffer Interviews McLaren — The 58 Min Video: WATCH!
"It's nice for a minute to not look like a cripple!" "I'm getting all sort of shit from atheists..." "Here's the truth about my parents..." Here is one of my favorite people -- Brian McLaren -- doing me the honor of interviewing me in depth. Because it is Brian, I forget there is a camera there and say things I've never really shared honestly before...Thank you Wild Goose Festival and Rick Meredith for providing a forum for this! Thanks for WATCHING! Thanks Brian! Please watch and share th … [Read more...]