WHEN the long, grim history of Christianity’s disappearance from theMiddle East is written, Ted Cruz’s performance last week at a conferenceorganized to highlight the persecution of his co-religionists will merit atmost a footnote. ROSS DOUTHAT The Middle East’s Friendless Christians Senator Ted Cruz’s stunt at a conference on religious persecution has only increased his co-religionists’ isolation. SUNDAYREVIEW | OP-ED COLUMNIST New York Times The Middle East’s Friendless Christians … [Read more...]
Here's my latest MSNBC interview from last night, in which I explain Ted and Rafael Cruz' demented deluded evangelical/Tea Party anti-American "religion." Evangelicalism has become the enemy of Jesus, sanity and of American values. We don't have a political problem, we have a theological problem. It's destroyed the Republican Party and risks our country's future, as I show in my new book on religious delusion And God Said, "Billy!"Strange that angry evangelicals attack those including me … [Read more...]
How can the Jesus-deniers like Franklin Graham and the other evangelical leaders be reached with the gospel of Jesus Christ? Are they beyond hope? In human terms they are. But all things are possible with God. So perhaps, even the American evangelical Jesus-hating tribe may be saved.Franklin curses Jesus by (according to media reports) taking a $612,884 per year salary* from funds donated to help the poor and spread the gospel.What did Mother Teresa pay herself?Evangelicals … [Read more...]
Given his age -- and most regrettably because he’s a nice man -- you’ll soon read the headline: “Billy Graham Dead.” Fact is, his life’s work is already dead. It’s been killed by the Tea Party. All that remains is the funeral and the long term discrediting of Billy’s evangelical religion now under way because of the needless and ugly politicizing of the faith he became a symbol of.Disclaimer: I knew Billy and met him as a child when he used to visit my evangelical-leader father, the late Fran … [Read more...]
Here's my 1 hour interview with NPR host Geoffrey Riley on the now ended shutdown, President Obama's victory over the religious right, evangelical delusion, Ted Cruz, the Tea Party, my family and the decline of the GOP, the separation of church and state... and more. Lots of good call ins, Q&A, talk and discussion. Please listen HERE.Frank Schaeffer and NPR host Geoffrey Riley Please listen HERE.Frank Schaeffer is a writer. His latest book -- And God Said, "Billy!"exploring … [Read more...]
Ted Cruz’ Father Is a Rabid Right-Wing Preacher– What More do You Need to Know About the “Why” of the Shutdown?
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (center) raises the hand of his right wing preacher father, Rafael Cruz (right). It's no coincidence that in my new book And God Said, “Billy!” that I have my character "Billy" masturbating while he listens to his godly wife read out loud from a book by the guru of all evangelical Dominionist/Reconstructionists-- Rousas Rushdoony. The evangelical world has been metaphorically jacking off to the Rushdoony/Ted Cruz/Koch brothers' political God- … [Read more...]