Here's my 3 min video "explaining" the Donald and the Republican fiasco... Please watch. Thanks!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 peaceAvailable now on Amazon Follow Frank on Twitter www.twitter.com/frank_schaefferSee Frank’s paintings http://www.frankschaefferart.com/Follow Frank on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/frank.schaeffer.16Contact Frank at http:/ … [Read more...]
An Open Letter to Black Americans From This White Former Republican Religious Right Enemy: When it Comes to the Nomination of a New Supreme Court Justice, President Obama is Being Disrespected Because He’s Black. Period!
Dear Black America,I am a white privileged well off sixty-three-year-old former Republican religious right wing activist who changed his mind about religion and politics long ago. In view of what the Republicans have become in 2016 and how they have disrespected President Obama for 7 years, I'm glad I fled that party. The New York Times noted that because I left the right wing my former friends call me a traitor. These days in view of the naked racism of the Republicans I'm proud to be c … [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 princeton.edu Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (left) and Robert George, Princeton's McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence...President Obama may well himself become Scalia's replacement on the court. You read that right. Here's how....First: Aboveis a picture of the far right Roman Catholic theocracy advocate extremist Robert George (Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University) with his best friend Antonin Scalia....Together … [Read more...]
In this video clip Zea--a 7-year-old first grader--stands up to bully religious right. The argument he shouted at her could have been taken from the pages of evangelical sources and their reaction to the Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage. When this preacher began ranting at a child through a microphone, little Zea just waved her rainbow flag and never backed down.Her dad, Ryan Bowling, posted this video of the confrontation on YouTube. It took place over the weekend at ComF … [Read more...]
"This essay, which represents my first detailed public statement on how evangelical Protestantism lost me, is addressed both to those evangelicals who are celebrating momentum on LGBTQ acceptance within the “big tent,” as well as to those evangelicals whom I would describe as fundamentalist, or fundamental-ish. The ones who still represent the majority of evangelicals, the ones I come from." *** So writes Christopher Stroop, PhD, History and Humanities (Stanford University) and Senior Lecturer, S … [Read more...]
All the GOP candidates for president pledged to fight on following the gay marriage court ruling. Here is what they said BUT I've ADDED MY OWN WORDS to each actual statement in BOLD CAPS to get to the point of what they really mean... IF YOU COULD GET INTO THEIR HEADS...Mike Huckabee, said that while he was certain that “some cowardly politicians will wave the white flag,” he was determined not to bow to a decision he saw as illegitimate. “I will not acquiesce to an imperial court,” he said F … [Read more...]
The Actual “Pro-Life” Conspiracy That Handed America to the Tea Party & Far Religious Right (An Insider’s Perspective)
According to the New York Times (“Conservatives Hone Script to Light a Fire Over Abortion,” July 25, 2014), Republican operatives are once again gearing up to make abortion a central issue in the next midterm elections. This did not happen by chance. The GOP’s shift from a normal political party to a crusading party driven by moralistic religion was a thought-out conspiracy. I know. I was there.I am not a conspiracy nut. But in this case no other word than conspiracy will do. We did what we d … [Read more...]
Dear Evangelical Establishment, I know you don’t trust or like me and I don’t blame you! But instead of just writing me off as wicked, for once you’d better listen up…
(A 1984 satirical magazine cover depicting "Franky" Schaeffer as a "kid" throwing mud at Christianity Today Magazine and Billy Graham for not being conservative enough!)Dear Evangelical Establishment,I know you don't trust or like me and I don't blame you! Lord knows what a pain in the ass I am! But instead of just writing me off as wicked, for once you'd better listen up. This is for your own good.In the old days your predecessors didn't like me because I was faulting you all for no … [Read more...]