The Man Who Used to be Franky Schaeffer Completely Loses His Mind

over the Hobby Lobby decision.  I’m amazed he didn’t bring in chemtrails, moon landing hoaxes, and lizard people into his bizarre conspiracy theory.

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  • kirthigdon

    Years ago, I read Portofino, Franky’s account of vacations in Italy with his parents when he was a kid. Parts were hilarious, but you could also tell how a screwed-up childhood led to a screwed-up adulthood. You could also see the origins of his anti-Catholic bigotry, although this took years to become manifest.

    Kirt Higdon

    • IRVCath

      Examples? I’m genuinely interested.

      • kirthigdon

        OK, I had forgotten that Portofino is an autobiographical novel rather than autobiographical in the strict sense. So such incidents as saying public grace in a restaurant and including prayers for the conversion of the (Catholic) waitress, compelling Calvin (little Franky?) to eat an oversized octopus which he caught until he puked it up, and parental infidelity may have been made up, or embellished or “inspired by true events”. Read it for yourself; it’s not a waste of time.

        Kirt Higdon

  • The Lost Dutchman

    I hope someday Frank Schaeffer can forgive Christianity for Franklin Graham being wealthier and more famous than he is.

  • Joe

    That guy needs a vacation.

  • Joejoe

    That guy might have the most arrogant blog title I’ve ever seen.

    “OK, Jesus, I’ll still talk to you …despite everything. But challenge my personal preferences again and I’ll cut You off!”

  • elizacoop

    C’mon Mark, don’t put the lizard people in that list of obvious hoaxes.

  • Alexander S Anderson

    “Pope Francis must have vomited when he heard the Hobby Lobby news.”

    This is a height of delusion that only a few have reached. He’s really breathing rarified air here.

    • Alexander S Anderson

      And I hope he realizes that when he picks on GEM Anscombe, he’s picking on someone who’s far smarter and more influential than he is. One of the most important philosophers of the 20th century, in fact. And who achieved that while also having seven children to boot.

  • Willard

    I don’t know what he’s complaining about. This decision, which affects a very small percentage of women, was the best gift Hillary could have received. Obama won the woman vote by 11 points in 2012. I’m guessing that goes to at least 15 in 2016.

    • LSUStatman

      Se was going to win that vote by 15% anyway. Lots of noise will be spewed, but it really won’t change that much.

      That is, if Hillary can get through the primary. Right now, her missteps look like she wants to sabotage her own campaign.

  • bob

    He lost his mind years ago. Hysterically resentful of his dead parents, pretty much apostate as a layman in the Orthodox Church. He used to rail at parachurch organizations, now he are one. A denomination called Franky’s Religion, membership, one. Ramtha has more followers and more credibility.

  • LSUStatman

    Remember the timeline:

    1. Congress writes a law with the intention of it applying to everyone.
    2. Justice Scalia writes the opinion that the law, in fact, applies to everyone and religious convictions don’t overrule laws.
    3. The Professional Angry spew hatred at Scalia.
    4. To appease the Professional Angry, Congress unanimously writes a law to require the government to use the least burdensome means if a law may violate religious convictions.
    5. Justice Scalia concurs with a ruling upholding the new law when it came in conflict with a capricious regulation from the administration.
    6. The Professional Angry spew hatred at Scalia.

    I think I am seeing a pattern here.

    • IRVCath

      But let us point our that the so-called Prifessional Angry in Number 3 included the Church IIRC.

      Also, to our eternal regret, the Left in the 1990s is different at least in degree from the 2014 Pelvic Left.

  • Debbie S

    I could not bring myself to read beyond the first paragraph of that massively biased and uninformed crap written by Schaeffer. However, the comments were entertaining, if somewhat repetitive and made me realize that too many people who claim they are Catholic have only the vaguest understanding of the teachings of our Catholic faith.

  • DirtyHarry1

    Franky is still rebelling against God after all these years. I am sure his parents are heartbroken. (yes, I know they are both deceased – nevertheless, they probably saw this coming since his youth, no doubt)

  • http://catholiclight.stblogs.org/ Richard C.

    From one decade to the next, some things endure. Schaeffer the elder, the Evangelical, intellectually opposed Catholicism. Schaeffer the younger joined the Eastern Orthodox, which left him also critical of the Catholic Church. Now he has given up Christian morality and apparently all sense of mental balance; but anti-Catholicism remains, an overriding passion.


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