For Once ROSS DOUTHAT Writes the Truth and Nothing But the Truth

WHEN the long, grim history of Christianity’s disappearance from theMiddle East is written, Ted Cruz’s performance last week at a conferenceorganized to highlight the persecution of his co-religionists will merit atmost a footnote.  ROSS DOUTHAT The Middle East’s Friendless Christians Senator Ted Cruz’s stunt at a conference on religious persecution has only increased his co-religionists’ isolation. SUNDAYREVIEW | OP-ED COLUMNIST New York Times The Middle East’s Friendless Christians … [Read more...]

The impact of Jesus’ feminism has yet to be fully realized

The impact of Jesus’ feminism has yet to be fully realized. Even famous women receive an extraordinary amount of abuse.Women are attacked with sexual innuendo and threats of sexual violence online. Feminists who ask for basic respect and equality are belittled.If a woman calls out gender bias, she is likely to hear, “strident bitch with no sense of humor!” In our culture, an admirably strong woman is deemed “not a lady.” Being seen as nurturing is also seen as a political weakness, even b … [Read more...]

Please watch this extended interview with me on Who, What, Where, Why– of my views, books, sex, marriage, parents, faith, doubt and everything else…

Please watch this extended interview with me on Who, What, Where, Why-- of my views, books, parents, faith, sex, marriage, relationships, children, doubt, God, or no God... and everything else... then please pass this interview on! Thanks! NOTE: Show starts 2 min and 30 sec into the clip so just wait and don't give up or "Click" in 2:30 min in and watch! The Place | Frank Schaeffer | WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace WATCH and PLEASE pass on t … [Read more...]

Please Join me at the Kansas City Public Library Thursday, August 21, 2014 6:30pm

Please Join me at the Kansas City Public Library Thursday, August 21, 2014. I'll talk, do a Q&A, read from my book, have a drink, hang out and have fun. Join us! This is my second visit. I love this venue. Watch my first visit here: where I discussed at the Library. What a GREAT way to launch a book tour. Why don't you invite me to your town? 6:30pm @ Central Library RSVP now! The Kansas City Public Library Knowledge for AllCalendar: all events & activitiesThis … [Read more...]

Church and State: The Role of Spirituality in Politics, Watch Frank Schaeffer’s UCLA/Hammer Museum Talk

  How did the religious right ensnare my family? I explored this at UCLA at a Hammer Museum talk I think you'll find interesting. Here's my journey from the Led Zeppelin to Ronald Reagan, from a kid in a mission to Congressman Jack Kemp's basement... Nepotism is the order of the day in evangelical circles...P.S. The host introduces me as "Dr. Schaeffer" that's not me! My son John always jokes with me when I go speak at places like the Harvard Kennedy School or Princeton … [Read more...]

TOP TEN LIST OF WHAT ISRAEL MIGHT DO TO LOSE AMERICAN “PRO- LIFE” EVANGELICAL’S SUPPORT FOR CONTINUING “MILITARY ACTION” AGAINST THE PEOPLE OF GAZA

(John Hagee greets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)With apologies to David Letterman, here’s my TOP TEN LIST of things Israel might do that would erode Evangelical American support for Israel’s war on the people of Gaza. (Hold the email, I believe in Israel's right to exist as much as any Middle Eastern messed up country anyway, and so forth... but, that said... maybe existence at ANY moral cost isn't what it's cracked up to be... as any Native American could tell you … [Read more...]

The Actual “Pro-Life” Conspiracy That Handed America to the Tea Party & Far Religious Right (An Insider’s Perspective)

According to the New York Times (“Conservatives Hone Script to Light a Fire Over Abortion,” July 25, 2014), Republican operatives are once again gearing up to make abortion a central issue in the next midterm elections. This did not happen by chance. The GOP’s shift from a normal political party to a crusading party driven by moralistic religion was a thought-out conspiracy. I know. I was there.I am not a conspiracy nut. But in this case no other word than conspiracy will do. We did what we d … [Read more...]

To Understand the Public Relations Disaster that’s Engulfed Christianity Today Magazine, Gordon College & Wheaton College, You Need to Understand the Reconstructionist Movement

If the history of Christianity proves one thing, it’s that you can make the Bible “say” anything. That way God takes the blame for your stupidity, say burning witches or discriminating against gays. Speaking of stupidity, consider the public relations disaster that's engulfed Christianity Today magazine's editor, Gordon College's president and Wheaton College post-Hobby Lobby.When you hear words like “Without a robust religious exemption [from laws protecting civil rights for gays] . . . this … [Read more...]


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