What’s The “Conservative” Response Been to the Rash of Fox News-Sexual Predators? Silence.

When I grew up in the evangelical ghetto good manners about all things sexual were the gold standard of both my evangelical upbringing and our ideas about what it meant to be a conservative. The thought that abuse of women, and sexually predatory antics would be defended by conservatives would have been as unthinkable as imagining Russian Communist leaders extoling the virtues of capitalism.Had a 1950s or 1960s version of Bill O’Reilly or Roger Ailes (the former Fox News chairman) manifested … [Read more...]

My “Easter Sermon” and Video Rant: Trump is a symptom. We’re losing our souls…

Trump is a symptom. We’re losing our souls. Silicon Valley billionaires think they will live forever by downloading their consciousness to computers. Evangelicals are waiting for Jesus. What all agree on is that our true redeemer these days is Ayn Rand and the cult of money, power and greed. Selfishness and anti-human behavior is the norm. A passenger is mugged on United; a fraud is elected “president”; the rich get richer everyone else loses leg room so to speak, and has to pay to check a bag. T … [Read more...]

“Dear Frank, While I was in therapy recovering from the literal brain damage I experienced due to evangelical fundamentalism plus incest”…

 Hi Frank,While I was in therapy recovering from the literal brain damage I experienced due to evangelical fundamentalism plus incest, my therapist advised me not to read others' stories/work because she wanted me to keep my memories uncontaminated from others'.  SO I just finished your Calvin Becker trilogy (Portofino, Zermatt and Saving Grandma) because I kept the same policy while writing my memoir series.Your trilogy hit me hard because it was so accurate!  I could fe … [Read more...]

I’m a white male in North America’s upper middle class

I’m a white male in North America’s upper middle class.This inglorious inheritance of slaveholders, misogynists, and war-makers shapes what I experience and, just as importantly, do not experience—i.e., what black men undergo in our country’s criminal and judicial system or even during casual traffic stops and what women of all races and classes endure when confronted by our culture’s everyday sexism and what gay women and men face in the daily bigotry (or worse in the all-too-common violence … [Read more...]

It is Official: Post C-PAC 2017 Trump Has Corrupted and Co-opted the Evangelical Brand– RIP Jesus

(Photo YouTube)Mark the date: C-PAC 2017 is the day Trump Co-opts the Evangelical Brand-- RIP Jesus. As the Washington Post notes: A new white nationalist energy Trump fomented in the Republican Party has already embroiled traditional conservatives who will now openly embrace the “America first” white supremacist ethos. Thus mark the moment when Evangelicalism became Trumpism. RIP Jesus. As the post notes:The conservative movement in America now belongs to President Tru … [Read more...]

read this terrifying news release from media matters, a most trusted news source combating fake news about our slide to outright white supremacy overtaking the Trump White House by stealth and overtly too

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, February 3, 2017 CONTACT Laura Keiter LKeiter@mediamatters.orgHow To Get Away With White Supremacy In Trump's White House Stephen Bannon: White Supremacist Or Just #1 Fan Of White Supremacists? BY MEDIA MATTERS DIGITAL DIRECTOR JOHN WHITEHOUSEWith the appointment of former Breitbart chief Stephen Bannon as a permanent member of President Donald Trump’s National Security Council, white nationalist forces in America have achieved what Jeff … [Read more...]

TODAY JANUARY 20, 2017 THE USA TUMBLES FROM PRESIDENT OBAMA’S GRACEFUL ENLIGHTENMENT TO TRUMP’S BREATHTAKING IGNORANCE

  (photos YouTube) ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````P.S. If you want to know a little more about where I'm coming from and my perspective on politics, religion and the intersection of faith and life-- here's a new movie about me. (It's below the poster on YouTube) scroll down and watch it for free...WATCH "Let me be FRANK" HERE:Follow Frank on Twitter www.twitter.com/frankschaefferSee Frank’s paintings http://www.frankschaefferart.com/Follow … [Read more...]

Riffing once again on the ironic absurdity of fundamentalist religion and political fallout

 These days—as is reflected in the series of paintings I’m doing (as I write these lines in January 2017) I’m riffing once again on the ironic absurdity of fundamentalist religion per se and its political fallout. Another painting of mine in the series is called “When the Manna Ran out God Inexplicably Began Dropping Cyclamens, Old Teddy Bears and Champagne on the People of Israel and Unintentionally Killed Moses with a Good Bottle of California Chandon.” (Call this my anti-Christian Zio … [Read more...]