(Photos YouTube) In the 1970s and 1980s when my dad (Francis Schaeffer) and I helped start the religious right and all out culture war you could have said one thing about "our" people: we prided ourselves on being God-n'-country types. Not any more. Today's evangelicals are voting for a traitor in bed with an anti-American fascist thug aiming nukes at your town. How things changed! So what happened to make American evangelical "patriots" fall in love with a murdering hate-filled thug like … [Read more...]
I’m Taking a Wrecking Ball to the Evangelical Swamp… “Let Me Be FRANK” A New Documentary About My Journey is (Almost) Here
Let Me Be FrankYou may have never heard of Frank Schaeffer. He's not famous. Not Billy Graham famous or Jerry Falwell famous or Joel Osteen famous. But he might have been.WATCH THE TRAILERLet Me Be Frank premiers on September 17th in Brisbane, Australia, and internationally online at this site on … [Read more...]
It turns out that the Roman Catholic American Voters are Downright Sane Compared to Today’s Fascist-Supporting Evangelicals!
(Photo Raw Story)According to the Washington Post, Trump is losing with Catholic voters — big time.Here's the breakdown in the Catholic vote between President Obama and Mitt Romney. In 2012, Catholics went for Obama over Romney by about 2 percentage points. It was 50 percent to 48 percent.And here's that breakdown now between Hillary Clinton and Trump. According to a recent poll from Public Religion Research Institute, Trump is 23 points behind Clinton among Catholics. That breakdown … [Read more...]
NOTE: this Friday August 19 to Sunday August 21 my book “WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD– How to Give Love, Create Beauty and Find Peace” will be FREE on Amazon-Kindle. Please pass on the word. Thank you.
"All we have is our stories," writes novelist Schaeffer (Crazy for God, 2008, etc.) in this entertaining,energetic new memoir. He follows through on this point by filling his book with story after story, all told with the clarity and catchy pacing of a born raconteur.... An intriguing, readable memoir aimed squarely at the post-faith modern era." (KIRKUS Review) ***“Part of the impact here, admittedly, is a result of who Frank Schaeffer is and of the platform from which he writes. That … [Read more...]
This Friday Aug 19th to this Sunday Aug 21st you may get my book for FREE on Kindle. You can then read it on an device...and take your mind off the TRUMP fiasco... at least for a bit ! Available now on Amazon Follow Frank on Twitter www.twitter.com/frankschaefferSee Frank’s paintings http://www.frankschaefferart.com/Follow Frank on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/frank.schaeffer.16 Contact Frank at htt … [Read more...]
Take it From this Ex-Fundamentalist: Listen-up Bernie Worshipers (Seemingly Working to Elect Trump) There are No Political Messiahs
Please WATCH my 4 min "answer" (such as it is) to the Bernie Sanders cult, note-- NOT to Bernie, whom I respect but to some of his unhinged followers who are (seemingly) effectively working for Trump and Vladimir Putin.Politics is about paradox and imperfection, not various forms of Jesus Saves... Take it from me as an ex-fundamentalist: I know the stink of fundamentalist certainty addiction from the inside. Been there, done that!People who want everything will always get … [Read more...]
"White Christian America sees Donald Trump as their modern Moses" writes Steven Rosenfeld in an important AlterNet article: "Threatened to the Core by Fading Power and Demographics, White Christian America is Going All in on Trump."That’s the takeaway of pollsters who specialize in tracking religion and American life and were initially startled as Trump beat a handful of preachers or their sons in the early primaries, namely Scott Walker and Ted Cruz. It’s what’s behind new polls fin … [Read more...]
Mike Pence Denies that Smoking is Harmful to your Health (seriously) as well as Evolution and Climate Change… Other than that…
During a 2000 congressional race debate, Mike Pence defended an op-ed he wrote arguing that “smoking doesn’t kill.” Pence said there was no direct “scientific causal link medically identifying” a connection between smoking and lung cancer, according to a local newspaper report uncovered by BuzzFeed News.On Monday, BuzzFeed News reported Pence wrote an op-ed in 1997 equating the health risks associated with cigarettes with those associated with candy.Pence was defending the tobacco industr … [Read more...]