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Frank Schaeffer on anti-gay, right wing hatred behind Norway shooting

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Jane Smiley gave Frank Schaeffer a fantastic review of his latest book, “Sex, Mom, and God” and I had the pleasure of meeting Frank after listening to him speak in Tulsa, Oklahoma, so I e-mailed him and asked if he had anything in the book regarding gay rights. He sent me the following:

Hi Timothy, I remember that very pleasant meeting and thank you for the note.
My book is the most ringing endorsement of gay rights you'll find, there is so much in it about LGBPT rights I don't know what to send, but here's one quote:
No wonder Far Right American Evangelicals, Mormons, Orthodox Jews, Muslims, and Roman Catholics et al. slander gay men and women and also have an affinity for certain repressive religion saturated countries like gay-bashing Uganda.

Maybe it’s because the Ugandans proposed to do to gay men and women “over there” what many Evangelicals and conservative Roman Catholics would love to do here—if they could carry out what might be called the Reconstructionist solution and get away with it.
From Jane Smiley's review:
Frank seems to have been born irreverent, but his memoirs have a serious purpose, and that is to expose the insanity and the corruption of what has become a powerful and frightening force in American politics. He considers himself an eyewitness to the insanity during his childhood, and an eyewitness to the corruption during his early adulthood. The root of both, according to this book, is the perverse and destructive view that the “God-of-the-Bible” takes of women and sexuality — that women are inherently corrupt and that their sexuality must be controlled by men. Frank’s point in “Sex, Mom, and God” is that female sexuality is at the heart of the abortion debate that energized the religious right, and he asserts, from his experience of both his very troubled father and himself, that profound anxiety about women and hypocrisy about the sex drive shape the evangelical bid for power in the United States. (He is particularly informative about R.J. Rushdoony and the Christian Dominionists, who are working to transform the United States into a theocracy.)
Anything that pulls the covers back on the ugliness that birthed the likes of Michele Bachmann and other theocrats sounds like a must read informative book to me. Schaeffer explains in his latest hard hitting article just what our nation is up against with Christian Jihadist:
In my new book "Sex, Mom and God" I predicted just such an action. I predicted that right wing Christians will unleash terror here in America too. I predict that they will copy Islamic extremists, and may eventually even make common cause with them.

There is a growing movement in America that equates godliness with hatred of our government in fact hatred of our country as fallen and evil because we allow women choice, gays to marry, have a social safety net, and allow immigration from other cultures and non-white races.
Any media types who have provided the Christian Jihadist Tea Partier types their false equivalence in debates and helped prop up the likes of Michele Bachmann, and other insane Tea Partiers to help Republicans, are guilty of helping to spawn this threat to our very existence as a nation. Next time we have another Timothy McVeigh type attack the finger needs to be pointed at the media who have not held them up to scrutiny by asking the pertinent questions that would bring them crashing down, and the moneyed interests like the Koch brothers, who have financed the insanity to feed their insatiable greed. I hope the media trains their collective eyes on the fact Koch brothers darling and Americans for Prosperity President, Tim Phillips, spoke at the Norway killer's anti-tax, small-government Progress Party and Phillips explained to the Progress Party that Democrats were "the left side." Funny how the camp for kids that was attacked was sponsored by "the labor party." Coincidence? Sooner or later there is too much smoke to not consider that Tea Partiers have caused an uncontrollable fire while media tools have just poured gasoline on it by not holding them accountable.

As a proud gay progressive Christian, I'm quite sure the liberal Jesus that I've grown to love looks at those pathetic Tea Partiers, and their enablers, who claim to love him but hate anyone different from them, or institutions that attempt to help those he loves, and weeps.

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