Dear Franklin Graham and Frank Schaeffer– An Open Letter To Two “Franks”

From: John of BerkleyTo: Franklin Graham and Frank SchaefferDear Franklin Graham and Frank Schaeffer,The other day, I published an article about Why I Won’t Be Celebrating Billy Graham’s 95th Birthday. I wrote the article out of sincere concern about the infantile state of faith in America, and the role and influence of the religious right in bringing it about. In your own ways, both of you have inspired me to reflect deeply on my own life and worldview, and to paraphrase Frank’s dad, … [Read more...]

Who Will Preach the Gospel to the Jesus-Hating Evangelical White Tribe?

 How can the Jesus-deniers like Franklin Graham and the other evangelical leaders be reached with the gospel of Jesus Christ? Are they beyond hope? In human terms they are. But all things are possible with God. So perhaps, even the American evangelical Jesus-hating tribe may be saved.Franklin curses Jesus by (according to media reports) taking a $612,884 per year salary* from funds donated to help the poor and spread the gospel.What did Mother Teresa pay herself?Evangelicals … [Read more...]

“Tea Party Kills Billy Graham” — A True Headline You Won’t be Reading

Given his age -- and most regrettably because he’s a nice man -- you’ll soon read the headline: “Billy Graham Dead.” Fact is, his life’s work is already dead. It’s been killed by the Tea Party. All that remains is the funeral and the long term discrediting of Billy’s evangelical religion now under way because of the needless and ugly politicizing of the faith he became a symbol of.Disclaimer: I knew Billy and met him as a child when he used to visit my evangelical-leader father, the late Fran … [Read more...]

Does Being Raised Evangelical Destroy Your Brain? Why The Tea Party-Evangelical Right Learned Nothing Post-Shutdown

Neuroscience has proved that the brain is malleable. Evangelicals raised on magical fact-free myths are trained from birth to believe lies. Put it this way, if you believe Noah was real you’ll be more likely to believe Ted Cruise is a truth teller too.Brains change because of the environments they’re grown in. Playing a musical instrument grows a brain differently than the brain growth of non-musicians. Vets’ brains are different after the stress of combat. These changes show up on scans. The … [Read more...]

Dear President Obama,

  Dear President Obama,Congratulations Mr. President. Once again you win over white bigots and other evangelical Tea Party goofs. Everyone has underestimated you since Day 1. Liberals are full of advice and conservatives... well, enough said.The economy came back, the deficit is going down, America is producing more energy than we're importing, gay men and women have been given new dignity and rights, you ended the wars as you said you would, and the Republicans are … [Read more...]

Frank Schaeffer MSNBC Interview: Religious Delusion, the Shutdown and Evangelical America-Haters

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy  Frank Schaeffer is a writer. His latest book is And God Said, "Billy!" on Kindle, NOOK and iBook for $3.99 … [Read more...]

Post-Shutdown the Evangelical Movement Is Going to Die Faster Than Ever — GOOD!– Now Actual Christianity Might Have a Chance to Flourish

The 2 weeks of shutdown madness has accelerated evangelical movement’s devolution by 10 years or more. The shutdown is to the evangelical establishment what that fabled 4-hour erection is to Viagra users.I predict that the unwinding of the loony literalistic evangelical “Bible-believing” movement, made respectable by people like Billy Graham and Christianity Today magazine, just took a quantum leap. American evangelicals are looking into a grim future where they’re both loathed and feared. Th … [Read more...]

Expose the Shutdown Clowns’ Jesus/Ayn Rand Religion

 With the shutdown I'm tempted to say "I told you so." What did you expect? Religious morons hijack the GOP (with a big assist from my dad and me in the 1970s and 1980s) and now the lobotomized GOP has hijacked the rest of us and taken the country and world economy hostage.The shutdown is the religious right's biggest "victory" and a loss for the rest of us that threatens everything we love. But it's not all "their" fault. Some of our best and brightest dropped the ball too. … [Read more...]


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