Stories by Frank Schaeffer

Frank Schaeffer is the author of 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. subscribe to Frank Schaeffer's feed

Posted on: Feb 2, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Some of the most respected evangelical discipline gurus have made beating children into a godly activity.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2015, Source: Salon

Christian home-schooling is at the core of the project.

Posted on: Dec 24, 2014, Source: Salon

I was a religious fanatic appealing to political leaders. Today, the fanatics are the political leaders.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Wall Street and the religious right won. America lost.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Jesus promoted empathy for everyone, while the actions of today's religious establishment undermine it.

Posted on: May 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Jesus would not be a “Bible believer,” as we use that term in the post Billy Graham era of American fundamentalist religiosity.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Peel back the code word of "defending" America and you have a treasonous movement in the works.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Our country is lurching from manufactured crisis to crisis and it isn't about politics; it's about pathology.

Posted on: Dec 27, 2012, Source: AlterNet

What kind of Christianity is that?

Posted on: Oct 31, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A question that deserves an answer before election day.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2012, Source: AlteNet

If he's elected let's pray Romney isn't a good Mormon! Let's hope he's faking it!

Posted on: Nov 8, 2011, Source: AlterNet

There is a brutal movement in America that legitimizes child abuse in the name of God.

Posted on: Oct 13, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Deference to religion masquerading as politics must end.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The people, churches and groups that shaped Bachmann's thinking are far more anti-woman than most Americans fully comprehend.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Bachmann's radical right-wing influences include the most extremist figures in the history of the religious right.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2011, Source: AlterNet

There is a growing movement in America that equates godliness with hatred of our government -- in fact, hatred of our country.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Rupert Murdoch is one of America’s number one publishers of evangelical and other religious books.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The deluded religious belief that any people or nation or church is a "chosen" people is the root of almost all our troubles.

Posted on: May 13, 2011, Source: De Capo Press

The Right has pushed for the state to hand over its public duties to private companies, including military operations, prisons, health care, public transport, and all the rest.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The bible-thumping white underclass have given a big boost to the corporate bottom line.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Here's the real point: fundamentalist religion OF ALL KINDS - Muslim, Christian, Hindu, whatever, is the enemy of peace and progress.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The military is no longer protecting America only -- it's also defending an empire that will lead to more and more loss of American lives for no reason.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Since when does loving Jesus mean you have to hate our President? Prominent Christians should denounce the violently aggressive language right-wingers use to tear down Obama.

Posted on: Nov 2, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The most aggressive members of the "New Atheism" movement have quite a bit in common with religious extremists like Pat Robertson and Ted Haggard.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2009, Source: AlterNet

It's not too hard to guess where talk of Judgment Day can lead to in the context of a right-wing, gun-loving movement.

Posted on: Oct 12, 2009, Source: Da Capo Press

An excerpt from Schaeffer's soon-to-be released book, "Patience with God," gets to the root of why millions are praying for End Times.

Posted on: Sep 20, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The ugly side of Evangelical Christianity is very much to blame for the anti-Obama hyperventilating.

Posted on: Aug 11, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The insurance industry has agitated the far right to prevent health reform, but they don't know whom they're messing with.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The GOP is willing to disrupt the health care debate if they can't win it. Yesterday in Tampa, a mob of Glenn Beck supporters nearly caused a riot.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Conservative pundits and GOP lawmakers must try to cure the sickness of their right-wing followers -- before it explodes again. Or don't they care?