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...]

Here’s the Most Important Document You Can Read on The Religious Right’s Plan to Turn America Into a Theocracy

When Christian Right leaders talk about religious liberty, they often really mean theocratic supremacism of their own religious beliefs inscribed in government. The evangelical Protestant Christian Right and U.S. Roman Catholic bishops are intensifying their campaign to carve out arenas of public life where religious institutions, individuals, and even businesses may evade civil rights and labor laws in the name of religious liberty. This brilliant article by Paul Rosenberg proves this. It i … [Read more...]

Watch and enjoy the lovely Jimmy Kimmel Compilation of Pat Robertson’s Recent Loonytunes Into One Loopy Video

Watch and enjoy the lovely Jimmy Kimmel Compilation of Pat Robertson's Recent Loonytunes Into One Loopy VideoFrank 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 Twitter www.twitter.com/frank_schaefferSee Frank’s paintings http://www.frankschaefferart.com/Follow Frank on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/frank.schaeffer.16Contact Frank at http:// … [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...]

Pat Robertson’s Cheerful Chuckle — Frank Schaeffer Reads CLIP SIX “And God Said, “Billy!”

Here is CLIP SIX of my reading from And God Said, "Billy!" During the 17 years I've been working on And God Said, "Billy!" I've written and published many books, including the NY Times bestseller Keeping Faith and my memoir Crazy For God. But I could never let Billy! go. Now Billy! is almost out. It will be published by Sept 15. Here is the sixth of 12 clips of me reading from it.When all the clips they're all posted I'll post them again in one bunch: Clips 1 through 12. Please help me out … [Read more...]