“This is what being raised in the southern Bible belt will do to you…If it is ok, I will share my head for the first time to anyone”

NOTE: If you come from an evangelical background and feel anguish you are not alone. Here's proof! I get 20-30 emails and FB messages a day from readers of my new book expressing anguish over their religious backgrounds. I answer all of them. I learn more from my readers than they learn from me. Here's one exchange I found very moving. (Printed here by permission, name changed.) Take hope. Sat, Aug 16, 2014 12:26 pmFrank: It is such a relief to get to share my head with someone. I am not … [Read more...]

The Slow Motion Lynching of President Barack Obama

I’ve watched liberal and right wing commentators alike blame the president for being lynched. They say “he’s not reaching out enough” or “he’s too cold.” It’s the equivalent of assuming that the black man being beaten by a couple of thug cops must have "done something."I am a white privileged well off sixty-one-year-old former Republican religious right wing activist who changed his mind about religion and politics long ago.  The New York Times profiled my change of heart saying that to my fo … [Read more...]

Just How Stupid, Mean and Spiteful is the Evangelical-Controlled GOP/Tea Party South? Here’s How Stupid

"What we could see, 10 years from now, is a Mason-Dixon line of health care... And [the GOP South] is doing it out of spite. Elsewhere, the expansion of Medicaid, the health care program for the poor, has been one of the few success stories of Obamacare... One side (with exceptions for conservative Midwest and mountain states) would be the insured North, a place where health care coverage was affordable and available to most people..."On the other side would be the uninsured South, where … [Read more...]

Frank Schaeffer MSNBC Interview: Religious Delusion, the Shutdown and Evangelical America-Haters

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy  Frank Schaeffer is a writer. His latest book is And God Said, "Billy!" on Kindle, NOOK and iBook for $3.99 … [Read more...]

Expose the Shutdown Clowns’ Jesus/Ayn Rand Religion

 With the shutdown I'm tempted to say "I told you so." What did you expect? Religious morons hijack the GOP (with a big assist from my dad and me in the 1970s and 1980s) and now the lobotomized GOP has hijacked the rest of us and taken the country and world economy hostage.The shutdown is the religious right's biggest "victory" and a loss for the rest of us that threatens everything we love. But it's not all "their" fault. Some of our best and brightest dropped the ball too. … [Read more...]

No Place Left to Hide for the None-Too-Bright Delusional White Male Rubes Hijacking the GOP

The 40 Fools in Congress (the extremist driving this shutdown show) might as well be a global militant Islamist organization founded by Osama bin Laden in Peshawar, Pakistan. Speaking as the father of a US Marine who spent 2 tours in Afghanistan hunting for bin Laden, I say to the Tea Party/Congressional 40: Please take off those flag pins! After the faith, credit and economy of the US risks being shattered, then recovers, and this shutdown is all said and done, where do “patriots” like Lim … [Read more...]

Who Hates America Now?

It was my dad and I that, along with people like Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson, turned millions of  Christians into politicized dupes of corporate America. Thirty years later Speaker John A. Boehner surrendered to demands that he tie money to keep the government open after Sept. 30 to stripping President Obama’s health care law of any financing. There's a connection. In my new book And God Said, "Billy!" I expose the paranoid religious delusion that fed this beast and explore my spiritual jo … [Read more...]

America’s White Male Republican Evangelical Magical “Thinking” Racist Problem Is ALL of Our Problem

The American political process is being hijacked by a reckless, whining dangerous gang of psychologically damaged white men who are far right ideologues. I used to be one of them. It's time to tell the truth about our white male problem.NO-- not everyone who disagrees with the president is a racist! Not even most people who do are! But the continuous attempt by the far white right in Congress to shut down the government rather than work with our black president has a lot to do with racism. An … [Read more...]


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