National Organization For Marriage co-founder Robert George with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Patheos.com photowww.princeton.edu4368 × 2912Search by image Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (left) and Robert George, Princeton's McCormick Professor of Jurisprudencewww.nytimes.com POINT MAN Robert P. George receiving the Presidential Citizens Medal in December 2008. Credit Chris Greenberg/George W. Bush Presidential Library...President Obama may well … [Read more...]
Will President Obama HIMSELF Become Scalia’s (and thus Robert George’s) Replacement? He Just Might Because of the Stupidity of the Always Crazy Republican Ideologues!
(Photo credit CBS used by permission)I very much hope Joe Biden runs. Here's another reason why. Do watch Colbert interview him... not your usual politics interview and it cuts to the heart of living a deep religious faith too... this is what religion can mean... if he wins the presidency I'll bet they will someday say it all started with this interview...WATCH Part1WATCH Part 2Frank Schaeffer is a writer. His latest book --WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN G … [Read more...]
If you believe that God created women then you have to believe that sex is just for pleasure. If that's not true then why does the anatomy of the female orgasm have nothing to do with procreation?If God made women then He, She or It made women's sexual equipment for pleasure first-- and babies second. In other words the basic Christian doctrine of sex has to be that orgasms are intrinsically good and need no justification.The clitoris is outside the vaginal canal. So if God made us, or i … [Read more...]
Gary Gutting is a professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. In this wonderful article I've excerpted (reprinted by permission from the New York Times) he brilliantly refutes the primary arguments against gay rights as derived from what's known as the “natural-law tradition” of ethical thought. This article is a stunner. Please read and share.The Stone Unraveling the Church Ban on Gay Sex By Gary GuttingMarch 12, 2015 3:20 am March 12, 2015 3:20 am Last mon … [Read more...]
Pope Francis to Conservative anti-Contraception Catholics: Have SEX, BUT No More “breeding like rabbits!”
According to the Religion News Service, Pope Francis he's starting to chip away at the contraception ban. Ironic eh? Just as Wheaton College (a school that used to be evangelical) becomes anti-contraception, the Pope starts talking like evangelicals used to before they were hijacked by the loony Roman Catholic right.The Pope derided the idea that “in order to be good Catholics we have to be like rabbits” and produce litters of kids." “No,” he told reporters on his flight home from the Philipp … [Read more...]
If Christianity Isn’t the Celebration of a Murder/Suicide Pact Between God the Father and God the Son, Then What is It?
It's Christmas. Time to ask, what the hell Christianity is about, if anything? If Christianity isn't the celebration of a murder/suicide pact between God the Father and God the Son, then what is it?The Crucifixion seems to be something like the story of Abraham and Isaac when God tested Abram by asking him to kill his son. Then God said STOP!If evangelicals like Billy Graham are to be believed, when it came to his own son God said, "Kill him!"Does that make sense on a … [Read more...]
“Here’s the Most Horrible Phrase in the English Language: ‘How have you grown in the Lord lately?’” Gay, Proud and Liberated A Reader of Mine Speaks Out
"Any sexual hangups I may have postponed were now thrown to the wind. I was liberated and quickly made up for lost time with a new male partner who was also freshly divorced. My label was now Gay (and proud) and not a religious one..."Nov 20th, 6:12amHi again Bob, thanks, what a wonderful piece, may I use it on my Patheos blog sometime, and use your real name?Frank SchaefferBob SignorelliNov 20th, 6:13amYes, … [Read more...]
Church and State: The Role of Spirituality in Politics, Watch Frank Schaeffer’s UCLA/Hammer Museum Talk
How did the religious right ensnare my family? I explored this at UCLA at a Hammer Museum talk I think you'll find interesting. Here's my journey from the Led Zeppelin to Ronald Reagan, from a kid in a mission to Congressman Jack Kemp's basement... Nepotism is the order of the day in evangelical circles...P.S. The host introduces me as "Dr. Schaeffer" that's not me! My son John always jokes with me when I go speak at places like the Harvard Kennedy School or Princeton … [Read more...]