Frank Schaeffer, “Treasonous Apostate,” Interviews Gay-Son-Marrying “Sinner” Pastor– the (Other) Frank Schaefer– WATCH

I just got back from the "Open" meeting in Minneapolis at Solomon's Porch with Brian McLaren, Doug Pagitt et al...  I put up a bunch of videos on YouTube. Here's one (3 min) of "the other" Frank Schaefer and me talking in the airport on the way home. Note the story of what happened when Spain's leading news radio channel thought I was the other Frank... 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 p … [Read more...]

A Great KIRKUS Review for my New Book “Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God”

KIRKUS REVIEWS VOL. LXXXIII, NO. 19 | 1 OCTOBER 2015By Rebecca FosterFrank Schaeffer, author of WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace, found that self-publishing was a way to avoid the simplistic branding publishers can apply in the search for bestsellers. He recalls that “they wanted me to craft this book to fit their marketing strategies. ‘Does it go on the New Atheist or the Religion shelf?’ they asked. ‘Can you rewrite it to fit one … [Read more...]

Donald Trump Will Be the Next President

The next president of the US poses with the Donald Trump 12-inch talking doll-- photo credit CNN used by permission  Donald Trump very well may be the next President. And it is our fault. We have defined the word success wrong. If a perfect storm forms over our next national election get used to saying the words “President Trump.”Here’s the potential perfect storm:It's 2016 and Hillary Clinton is the Democratic Party candidate Half of the Democrats who fought for Sanders … [Read more...]

Susan Cottrell wrote True Colors to help LGBTQ people heal relationships with parents, family, others

“For anyone who has been spiritually hurt by the church, by parents or family members, Susan Cottrell’s True Colors is a personal, intimate, powerful tool for genuine self-healing.” - Meghan Stabler, National Board of Directors, The Human Rights Campaign.  SUSAN COTTRELL’S NEW BOOK IS HERE! Please read this excerpt then buy the book.  Here's an excerpt: When our daughter first came out to us, we had a problem on our hands. Our conservative church tradition does not allow what they would call “ga … [Read more...]

Do You Think the Pope’s Visit Actually Means Anything?

Will Pope Francis' visit mean anything more than a chance for the media to sell advertising? I can't answer that but I can tell you that I doubt his fellow "Christians" on the religious right will change anything because of his visit.Take,  Indiana Sen. Dan Coats, who said of Francis'  statements on income inequality, “I’m always concerned about those who are bringing spiritual messages that step too far over the line in terms of political issues.”Check out Coats' Tweet re separation of r … [Read more...]

Watch Bernie Sanders Say What I Wish I’d Said to Liberty U 40 Years Ago When I Spoke at Liberty

(Photo NBC News, used by permission)Watch Bernie Sanders do what I should have done when I spoke at Liberty College 40 years ago. Rev. Jerry Falwell introduced me as a "great hope" for "Christian America." Not so much any more :) ... Now watch Bernie Sanders say what I wish I'd been saying then. BTW my talk given to the entire student body and my sermon (2 actually) preached from the Liberty Baptist pulpit mysteriously disappeared out of the Liberty U video archives when I was deemed a … [Read more...]

KIM DAVIS (not to mention evangelical hypocrisy) DESTROYED: “I am the very model of a modern fundamentalist”

Sick of Kim Davis? Tired of evangelical smarmy Hypocrisy? Here's the last thing you ever need to hear about her or the evangelicals! I don't know how up you are on your Gilbert and Sullivan, but listen to this again here to refresh your mind of the tune and words of "I am the very model of a modern major general" then leave it playing in the background as you read the hilarious brilliant revamped lines by Jim Trumm (posted on his Facebook page) that  forever take down Kim Davis and the entire eva … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia’s export of Wahhabi puritanical Islam has been one of the worst things to happen to Muslim World

"Nothing has been more corrosive to the stability and modernization of the Arab world, and the Muslim world at large, than the billions and billions of dollars the Saudis have invested since the 1970s into wiping out the pluralism of Islam — the Sufi, moderate Sunni and Shiite versions — and imposing in its place the puritanical, anti-modern, anti-women, anti-Western, anti-pluralistic Wahhabi Salafist brand of Islam promoted by the Saudi religious establishment. "It is not an accident that sev … [Read more...]


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