I wanted to give Frank Schaeffer the benefit of the doubt and have been patient with his forays into the senseless (yes, bereft of good sense) moral posturing of the left thinking that he might moderate after he saw that the best he could hope for was a paternalistic tolerance a step or two above useful idiot status. Looks like he isn’t getting the message. Is Schaeffer becoming the Orthodox version of Barry Lynn? Who takes Lynn seriously? Certainly not the left.
By Rusty Weiss | Newsbusters
Huffington Post blogger, Frank Schaeffer, has been trying to eradicate elements of the right for quite some time. Katie Bell had a great post on Monday covering his recent call to ‘eradicate’ fundamental Christianity.
It’s no secret that Schaeffer is very critical of religious elements in society. But on a side note, were you aware that he is a former member of the religious right? Apparently making mention of such information gives him street cred with the non-religious left. He mentions it nearly every time he opens his mouth. Take a drink every time Schaeffer mentions his past participation in the religious right, and you’re sure to be hammered in no time.
Not content with attacking the religious right, Schaeffer has also made a career of attacking the conservative voice in general. Last year, he penned a column so bereft of facts that even the Huffington Post should have been embarrassed by the content. More troublesome is that this particular post included the pronouncement of a new Web site campaign that is wrong on two fronts: It incorrectly predicts the rise of violence perpetrated by the ‘far right’ (anyone who dares to oppose Barack Obama), and it specifically labels conservative talk show hosts Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, and Glenn Beck as ‘domestic terrorists’.
Schaeffer states in his October 5, 2009 column that, “The extremism and paranoid delusions of the far, far loony right — in other words The Republican Party today as led and deformed by Beck/Limbaugh/Fox and the fundamentalist “Christians” — is now on full display.”
Read the entire article on the Newsbusters website.