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Frank Schaeffer is a New York Times best selling author. He is a survivor of both polio and an evangelical/fundamentalist childhood, an acclaimed writer who overcame severe dyslexia, a home-schooled and self-taught documentary movie director, a feature film director and producer of four low budget Hollywood features Frank has described as "pretty terrible." Frank's nonfiction includes "Keeping Faith-A Father-Son Story About Love and the United States Marine Corps" and AWOL-The Unexcused Absence of America's Upper Classes From Military Service and How It Hurts Our Country." Frank's latest book is, "Crazy for God: How I Grew Up As One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back."
(19 comments) SHARE Friday, September 20, 2013 Heaven Forefend the Pope Is Sane!
The pope just told the American Catholic religious right to shove off. He said that the political game they've been playing on behalf of people like the Koch brothers and Tea Party -- in the name of morality -- threatens, the moral structure of the Church.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 30, 2013 A Tribute to My Evangelical Leader Mom-- Edith Schaeffer RIP
Edith Schaeffer 1914 - 2013 RIP
My mother Edith Schaeffer died today. She was the author of many books on family life and spirituality and co-founder with my father Francis Schaeffer of the evangelical ministry of L'Abri Fellowship in Switzerland. She has just gone to be with the Lord, as she would put it. She died at home which was her wish.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 26, 2012 The Debacle That Is the Movie Version of The Hobbit
Peter Jackson has produced yet another Bigger, Louder, Longer and More Violent jittery Hollywood mess that has almost nothing to do with Tolkein's story let alone what a caring & sane parent would permit their children to watch.
(23 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 16, 2011 How Christian Fundamentalism Helped Empower the Top 1% to Exploit the 99%
As the Occupy Wall street movement spreads across the country and the world, we must bring attention to the enablers of the top 1% exploiting the 99%. Fundamentalist religion made this exploitation possible. Without the fundamentalists and their "values" issues, many in the lower 99% could not have been convinced to vote against their (our) economic self-interest; in other words, vote for Republicans who only ser
(55 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 3, 2011 Fundamentalist Religion Will Destroy The World
The countries in the world that are the most fundamentalist and religious, and/or those whose identity is most religion-based, are the world's greatest troublemakers. Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, the USA, Vatican City and the state of Israel come to mind.
(23 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 11, 2010 With God on Our Side -- Christian Zionism Exposed
It's hard to imagine we have come to this, but as much as a third of voting Americans is a bunch of delusional hate freaks in the Republican "base" known as Christian Zionists. Porter Speakman Jr. offers a disturbing look at them & their anti Christian lust for war in his film, "With God on Our Side."
SHARE Sunday, June 6, 2010 Christian Conservatives Target Seated Judges
This latest round of an attack on our judiciary is just another shot fired in our culture war. If we want an American version of Iran: here's the "blueprint"-- just let the folks at "Better Courts Now," impost their "values."
SHARE Tuesday, February 16, 2010 Judging By Her Own Theology Sarah Palin Is Disobeying the BibleSarah Palin is a self-proclaimed, far-right conservative, Christian fundamentalist, which connotes a literal interpretation of the Bible.
She cherry-picks to make her message more palatable to the public and ducks the subservient role of women her church believes in.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 14, 2010 America's Pact with Satan
Febrile nitwits like Pat Robertson & Sarah Palin would make a pact with Satan & worse if it meant a few more minutes in the limelight.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 14, 2010 Palin, Fox, 'Jesus on Acid' and the End of the World
What most Americans don't know is that someone like Palin -- who says God is "leading her" -- believe that what God wants them to do is implement the reconstructionist agenda. Many evangelical/fundamentalist's can't get enough of the "end times" rush. And they are Palin's bedrock.