It Has to Be Said.

Frank Schaeffer spent years as an evangelical activist pushing the right wing version of “family values.” These weren’t really family values at all but rather an anti-feminist agenda. In fact the far right opposes family…

Via The Atlantic: Elon Musk Is Bad at This

By Charlie Warzel Read at The Atlantic Elon Musk has spent the past 12 years tweeting whatever comes into his mind, often without major negative consequences. That was before he owned the place. Now, less than…

VIA MSNBC: Elon Musk’s Twitter hellscape. And ours.

By Charlie Sykes, MSNBC Opinion Columnist Just days after Elon Musk assured advertisers that Twitter would not become “a free-for-all hellscape,” the social media site was swamped with an outpouring of racist, sexist and antisemitic…

via Washington Post: Opinion: Elon Musk is no Steve Jobs

By Adam Lashinsky As Elon Musk has climbed ever higher into the stratosphere of celebrity, some have likened him to Steve Jobs, the only near-contemporary whose accomplishments can compare to Musk’s commercial derring-do. Musk is…

Donald Trump Is Not Above the Law

The Editorial Board Read at The New York Times By The Editorial Board The editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding values. It is separate…

We Are Not Exempt From World History.

Frank Schaeffer spent years as an evangelical activist pushing the right wing version of “family values.” These weren’t really family values at all but rather an anti-feminist agenda. In fact the far right opposes family…

Via New York Times: What Comes After the Religious Right?

By Nate Hochman Read at The New York Times Even for an insider like me, the whirlwind of energy and debate within today’s conservative movement can be bewildering. But what’s clear is that the Republican Party…

Putin’s Church is a Sacrilege

Frank Schaeffer spent years as an evangelical activist pushing the right wing version of “family values.” These weren’t really family values at all but rather an anti-feminist agenda. In fact the far right opposes family…

HERE IS HOW TRUMP WILL WIN AGAIN IN 2024

Trump won 2016 via Russian hacking- and faced no consequences. 2019 he tried to blackmail Zelensky over Biden- and faced no consequences. Trump knows by now that no one in the Republican Party or Democratic…

We Must Not Let Evangelicals Off the Hook for Backing Putin

We Must Not Let Evangelicals Off the Hook for Backing Putin Frank Schaeffer spent years as an evangelical activist pushing the right wing version of “family values.” These weren’t really family values at all but…

Ukraine: A Mirror to see our Decadence in

Ukraine: A Mirror to see our Decadence in Frank Schaeffer spent years as an evangelical activist pushing the right wing version of “family values.” These weren’t really family values at all but rather an anti-feminist…

May I Annoy Both Liberals and Conservatives About Ukraine?

Frank Schaeffer spent years as an evangelical activist pushing the right wing version of “family values.” These weren’t really family values at all but rather an anti-feminist agenda. In fact the far right opposes family…

via NYT: America Is Falling Apart at the Seams

By David Brooks Read at New York Times In June a statistic floated across my desk that startled me. In 2020, the number of miles Americans drove fell 13 percent because of the pandemic, but the number of…

via The Atlantic: The Gospel of Donald Trump Jr.

The former president’s son told a crowd that the teachings of Jesus have “gotten us nothing.” By Peter Wehner Read at The Atlantic Donald Trump Jr. is both intensely unappealing and uninteresting. He combines in…

Merry Evolution!

Frank Schaeffer spent years as an evangelical activist pushing the right wing version of “family values.” These weren’t really family values at all but rather an anti-feminist agenda. In fact the far right opposes family…

via The Atlantic: The Dangerous Experiment on Teen Girls

The preponderance of the evidence suggests that social media is causing real damage to adolescents. By Jonathan Haidt Read at The Atlantic Social media gets blamed for many of America’s ills, including the polarization of our politics…

via Samir Selmanović: Do You Want a Normal Human Life?

This incredibly generous guest blog was written by my friend Samir Selmanović, Ph.D. PCC. Samir is, among other things, a Mindful Chef, Life Coach, and the Founder of Mystic Turn, a community of creative professionals…

In Conversation… with Frank Schaeffer

In 2021, I’m starting a new Conversation with the Artists, Authors, Activists, and Change-Makers who are shaping our world today. I hope you’ll Join Me! View All Upcoming Conversations Upcoming Conversations in July Join Frank…

via Letters From An American • May 21, 2021

By Heather Cox Richardson I urge you to subscribe to Heather Cox Richardson’s essential daily newsletter! –Frank Tonight, in Fulton County, Georgia, a judge allowed 9 Georgia voters and their experts to inspect copies of…

via Letters From An American • May 14, 2021

By Heather Cox Richardson I urge you to subscribe to Heather Cox Richardson’s essential daily newsletter! –Frank This morning, as expected, the House Republicans elected Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Trump’s choice for conference chair, to replace…

Frank Schaeffer In Conversation • Moby

I’ve shared with you that in 2021, I want to start a New Conversation, and over the past few weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to speak to some amazing and inspiring friends of mine, including…

via Letters from an American • May 4, 2021

By Heather Cox Richardson I urge you to subscribe to Heather Cox Richardson’s essential daily newsletter! –Frank In any normal era, the big story right now would be the country’s dramatic economic recovery from the…

Bio-Denial Evangelicals are America’s Problem

I grew up in the Evangelical right-wing, and my evangelist father was one of the architects of religious right, which went on to wage so many of the culture wars of the 1970s and 1980s,…

Guns-n’-God White Evangelicals Just Don’t Care

By Frank Schaeffer The Boulder gunman, 21, who has history of ‘paranoia’ and mental illness HAD NO PROBLEM BUYING A MILITARY STYLE MASS MURDER WEAPON just days before using it. This was because a Republican…

via The Atlantic: America Without God

By Shadi Hamid Read at The Atlantic The united states had long been a holdout among Western democracies, uniquely and perhaps even suspiciously devout. From 1937 to 1998, church membership remained relatively constant, hovering at about…

Joe Biden’s Real Family Values Even Jesus Would Like

It’s time for Democrats and Progressives to start advocating for REAL Family Values, the kind that Joe Biden exhibits in the bill he just signed to save American Families. Biden’s vision, embodied in his American…

It’s Not Just Personal: The Collective Trauma of Religion

A Guest Blog By Marlene Winell, Ph.D. On January 20, America’s religiosity was on full display.  In fact, the religious parts of the U.S. Inauguration were excessive even by inauguration standards, which always includes an invocation…

via Letters from an American

By Heather Cox Richardson The following is via Heather Cox Richardson’s *essential* newsletter, Letters from an American. If you don’t already receive this in your inbox everyday, I urge you to subscribe. –Frank The crisis…

For Once: Real Family Values!

If you’ve followed anything I’ve done, especially over the last five years, you know that I was part of the early “Male-Chauvinist, Religious-White-Right, Family Values” movement in the 70s and 80s, which led us down…

Name All The Names.

By Eric Tichenor There is one sentence from the ancient Hebrew Tanakh, within the Torah section (teachings, law), which perfectly illuminates the motivations of the seditionists who have created our current, modern-day political crisis. And…

via Foreign Policy: Far-Right Extremism Is a Global Problem

By Heather Ashby From Brazil to the United States, Hungary to New Zealand, right-wing extremist ideas and groups are posing a grave threat to democratic societies. Within this context, the ongoing support U.S. President Donald…

No Healing Without Accountability

by Frank Schaeffer “The Trump people have to know they lost,” Yale historian Timothy Snyder, an expert on totalitarianism, argues, and “there has to be a consequence to losing a coup.” Otherwise, they will stage…

The Capitol Invasion Was Not About Politics But Religion

By Frank Schaeffer America’s problem is not political. It is religious fanaticism Until America addresses our White evangelical delusion problem we will not have a functioning democracy. Evangelical MAGA churches want theocracy and are now…

People of goodwill across the USA want a roadmap

By Frank Schaeffer Trump is abusing his office. Show him a law and he will break it. If America’s election laws are to be reestablished and respected Trump will have to face the legal consequences…

Trump’s Warp Fail

By Frank Schaeffer The U.S.A has the DEADLIEST day of the pandemic record; 3,903 die and over 125,000 are admitted to hospitals as CDC warns the post-New Year COVID surge will kill another 82,000 Americans…

How To Give Love, Create Beauty and Find Peace

When you were born and raised in the world that I was, there is a lot you can take for granted, including the certainty that everything you believe in is true. But breaking that appetite…

…It Was About Revenge

For Trump’s evangelicals resistance to cultural “progressivism” – “the liberal agenda” – “abortion/gay rights” mattered more than experience, credentials, know-how, integrity, honesty, even Christianity itself. Now-since Trump’s election loss-they even have abandoned U.S. democracy as…

Just One of the Young Mothers

Early in my life, because of the family I was born and raised in, I was fairly certain about the kind of life I intended to live, and how I was prepared to measure success.…

From Hollywood to Hitchens

I escaped the Evangelical World for some place far less crazy: Hollywood. There I made four low-budget movies that you might catch on late-night cable. Then I wrote a novel called Portofino which got some…

Does ANYONE think this is okay?

Thumbs up as Rudy exits the hospital after receiving rare treatments after weeks of running around trying to steal a free and fair election, wiping his snotty handkerchief all over his hands and face and…

The Appetite for Certainty

When you were born and raised in the world that I was, there is a lot you can take for granted, including the certainty that everything you believe in is true. But breaking that appetite…

This Thanksgiving Be Thankful For Biden

Am I the only person already tired of Democrats who say the Biden team is “boring”? The only word I’m looking for is GRATITUDE for competent non-criminal, non-con-artist, smart appointments. I suspect in the Trump…

#YesWeCare

I feel so honored to have been asked by my friends at Art Not War to be a part of this amazing Biden Harris 2020 movement through MoveOn. Please share and amplify this message with…

No More Trump

How do we make our way back into love, beauty and creation? Discover my book Letter to Lucy: A Manifesto of Creative Redemption—In the Age of Trump, Fascism and Lies, a multi-touch book about art,…

via New York Times: End Our National Crisis

The Case Against Donald Trump By The Editorial Board Read at The New York Times Donald Trump’s re-election campaign poses the greatest threat to American democracy since World War II. Mr. Trump’s ruinous tenure already…

Enough With “Religious Liberty” Handwringing

How do we make our way back into love, beauty and creation? Discover my book Letter to Lucy: A Manifesto of Creative Redemption—In the Age of Trump, Fascism and Lies, a multi-touch book about art,…

Amy Coney Barrett is a danger to democracy

How do we make our way back into love, beauty and creation? Discover my book Letter to Lucy: A Manifesto of Creative Redemption—In the Age of Trump, Fascism and Lies, a multi-touch book about art,…

Barrett sees her self as a secret agent for her “god”

People of Praise, a charismatic religious group, was recently revealed to have scrubbed its website of mentions of Barrett. Why? They are hiding her decades of leadership involvement in this pro- “male leadership” anti-feminist cult…

Let Me Explain Joe Biden

How do we make our way back into love, beauty and creation? Discover my book Letter to Lucy: A Manifesto of Creative Redemption—In the Age of Trump, Fascism and Lies, a multi-touch book about art,…

Trump: I Win or America Dies!

Trump won’t commit to abide by election result. Evangelical and conservative Roman Catholics still back him anyway. Evangelicals and conservative Roman Catholics have just proved that conservative Christianity is incompatible with democracy.  How do we…

President of Law and Disorder

How do we make our way back into love, beauty and creation? Discover my book Letter to Lucy: A Manifesto of Creative Redemption—In the Age of Trump, Fascism and Lies, a multi-touch book about art,…

Trump’s Jesus: Narcissistic Malevolent Incompetence

Trump’s lying about pandemic has had unthinkable consequences. Congratulations Franklin Graham and the entire White “conservative” evangelical pro-Trump leadership: You’ve done the impossible- made the word “Christian” come to symbolize Narcissistic Malevolent Incompetence. How do…

Jerry Falwell Jr: It’s Not Too Late!

How do we make our way back into love, beauty and creation? Discover my book Letter to Lucy: A Manifesto of Creative Redemption—In the Age of Trump, Fascism and Lies, a multi-touch book about art,…

Stephen K. Bannon Would Make a Great Evangelical

How do we make our way back into love, beauty and creation? Aside from voting for Joe Biden? Discover my book Letter to Lucy: A Manifesto of Creative Redemption—In the Age of Trump, Fascism and…

Jesus Wouldn’t Vote For A Malignant Narcissist

How do we make our way back into love, beauty and creation? Discover my book Letter to Lucy: A Manifesto of Creative Redemption—In the Age of Trump, Fascism and Lies, a multi-touch book about art,…

Prison for Kushner and Trump?

Last year Senator Kamala Harris said that she believed the Justice Department would have no choice but to pursue criminal charges against Trump for the instances of apparent obstruction of justice outlined in the Mueller…

via The Washington Post: The health care scare

I sold Americans a lie about Canadian medicine. Now we’re paying the price. By Wendell Potter Read at Washington Post In my prior life as an insurance executive, it was my job to deceive Americans about…

Evangelicals are now pro-COVID death

According to latest Pew poll, 82% of white evangelicals STILL say they intend to vote for Trump. At least all other Americans now know who wants to trash America in order to hold onto access…

Biden “hurt God” (Trump)

Trump got the emotions right. He won in 2016 because he understood that white evangelical and conservative Roman Catholic Republican voters were no longer motivated by any sense of hope; they were motivated by a…

Trump’s New Policy: Scorched Earth!

When confronted with the reality of over 160,000 Americans dead from his failure to contain the pandemic, the most this wretch can summon is, “It Is What It Is.” Donald Trump knows that he is…

via Washington Post: Politics at the point of a gun

Conservative armed groups move into politics as backlash builds against protests, stay-at-home orders By Joshua Partlow Read at Washington Post Before his political awakening this spring, Peter Diaz lived a quiet life near this leafy liberal…

via New York Times: The Hijacking of Homeland Security

A former leader of the department says Trump is politicizing the agency and putting the nation at risk. By Michael Chertoff Mr. Chertoff served as the secretary of homeland security under President George W. Bush. Read…

via Washington Post: The Great American Crackup is underway

Opinion by Dana Milbank Read at Washington Post In 2018, Bob Woodward recounted then-White House chief of staff John Kelly’s view of President Trump. “He’s gone off the rails,” Kelly said. “We’re in Crazytown.” Two years…

Donald Trump Wants Civil War

The Peaceful Transfer of Power is the Cornerstone of Our Democracy. Without it, there is no United States of America. On July 19, 2020, for the first time in our history, a United States President…

The Last Dirty Trick

According to the Huffington Post, the CEO of one of America’s largest pharmaceutical companies issued a bleak warning about the prospect of a vaccine for the novel coronavirusby the end of the year, saying lawmakers touting…

Mao Zedong-Style / Trump-Style

I grew up in an evangelical, fundamentalist right-wing family that played a direct part in preparing America for the presidency of Donald Trump. We didn’t know it at the time, but in the 1970’s and…

via New York Times: How America Lost the War on Covid-19

It wasn’t because of our culture, it was because of our leadership. By Paul Krugman Read at New York Times When did America start losing its war against the coronavirus? How did we find ourselves international…
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