Hmmm...it looks like Frank Schaeffer's political views are changing.
For those of you who don't know Mr. Schaeffer, his father Francis Schaeffer helped found the Evangelical religious right in America. His son Frank converted to Orthodoxy after his dad died, and wrote a book discussing this (and other views) in "Dancing Alone."
Now he's come out with a new book titled "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"http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0786718919/ref=wl_it_dp?ie=UTF8&coliid=I1JCGSITWRHY07&colid=2J7GDLO19JI98
I'd discuss more, except for the ban on political discussions that appears to be enforced in this forum. However, Schaeffer (who I always used to think was way too reactionary for my tastes) has written a number of thought-provoking columns at The Huffington Post, an admittedly liberal blog where I thought I'd never see someone like him writing. (Although if you'll recall, the Greek-born Huffington too started off on the political right and moved left). Do a search for Frank Schaeffer on this site: www.huffingtonpost.com
. (The one he wrote on televangelist Pat Robertson is particularly delicious!)
From Frank's latest columns, it appears that he is no longer taking sides in the so-called "culture wars" but instead is sparing no one - right or left, Republican or Democrat - from being criticized for the hypocricy that he sees in American society. Good for him!