What Honor Looks Like: MLK’s Most Iconic Photograph

“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me” (Matthew 5:11).Martin Luther King Jr. on April 12, 1963, following his arrest. A leader, a saint, a man.  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 Twitter www.twitter.com/frank_schaefferSee Frank’s paintings ht … [Read more...]

Race and Evangelicals…

Just how racist are evangelicals? What was the real reason for the "Christian School" movement? Here's a guest post by David Moore. David N. Moore, Jr., ThD, is a pastor, educator and ecumenical teacher. This article is (reprinted from the Huffington Post by permission) and explores these questions... from the point of view of an African-American theologian and teacher... and father.On Martin Luther King Day: Questions for Evangelicals by David Moore"You can take the day off. I com … [Read more...]

Please Stand UP! Black Lives Matter

This weekend, as many of us are marching, let's link to Rev Barber's piece on Red Letter Christians. Let's and stand together to lift up his piece on the blog. Sample post/tweet pass it ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks!Frank@RedLetterXians stand together to say #blacklivesmatter #EricGarner #LennonLacy #MichaelBrown #TamirRice http://www.redletterchristians.org/america-time-address-racial-injustice-now/ … [Read more...]

Republican Victory Proves That Lies Work With White Evangelicals

 The Republican Party base is white evangelicals. So no wonder the GOP lies about the country, the economy and the president worked. The folks who base their lives on religious mythology have spent lifetimes being trained to believe lies. And if you point that out then they kick into victim mode and denounce people who question them as persecutors. Last night they won. Lies won. As the New York Times noted: "Republican candidates campaigned on only one thing: what they called the … [Read more...]

America is now an NRA wet dream– a racist nation of paranoid gun nuts losing our rights and watching our black brothers and sisters brutalized

PLEASE watch this video clip! Here's proof that we are a racist nation losing our civil rights while watching as our black brothers and sisters are brutalized. Yes, we are a racist nation. Period. There is a strong growing fascist movement building in the pro-gun, pro- law enforcement community. Post 9/11 we've become paranoid and deluded turning local cops into over-armed vigilantly storm troopers. America is now an NRA wet dream.Chris Hayes is a friend of mine. Watch this moving clip as he … [Read more...]

Who Hates America Now?

It was my dad and I that, along with people like Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson, turned millions of  Christians into politicized dupes of corporate America. Thirty years later Speaker John A. Boehner surrendered to demands that he tie money to keep the government open after Sept. 30 to stripping President Obama’s health care law of any financing. There's a connection. In my new book And God Said, "Billy!" I expose the paranoid religious delusion that fed this beast and explore my spiritual jo … [Read more...]

The Final Defeat of the White Evangelical South: Fasten Your Seat Belts

  In understanding the polarization and paralysis that afflict national politics in the United States, it is a mistake to think in terms of left and right. The appropriate directions are North and South. To be specific, the long, drawn-out, agonizing identity crisis of white Southerners is having effects that reverberate throughout our federal union. The transmission mechanism is the Republican Party, an originally Northern party that has now replaced the Southern wing of … [Read more...]

Crazy White Southern “Christians” Keeping America Safe for Hate

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