August 22, 2014

Tulsa World: Speaker didn’t reflect the church’s views

George C. Michalopulos

Source: Tulsa World By: GEORGE C. MICHALOPULOS Recently, the Tulsa Interfaith Council sponsored an appearance by Frank Schaeffer. I had the pleasure of attending one of Frank's lectures. As a fellow Orthodox Christian it's always good to see Frank. Whether you agree with him or not, you know you're in for a good and lively debate. Personally, I've always considered him a friend and still do. (Regina Orthodox Press, which is owned by Frank, published a book I wrote.) Having said that, I was disheartened by much of what I heard. I fear that some of his statements may have been injurious to many people; at the very least some might think that because of his fame, as an author, lecturer, and television commentator, he represents the views of the Orthodox Church. … [Read more...]

HuffPo Writer Also Wants to Eradicate Limbaugh, Beck, and O’Reilly

Frank Schaeffer

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 … [Read more...]

Robert P. George calls out Frank Schaeffer

I've been waiting for this. Robert P. George is an excellent thinker and astute cultural critic. He writes from the Roman Catholic tradition and there is much with which the Orthodox can find agreement ("Clash Of Orthodoxies: Law Religion & Morality In Crisis" is an excellent read). Frank Schaeffer, well, what can you say. I know the man and have been keeping up with his writing, not the books so much which are so-so for the most part -- adequate but not memorable except perhaps for his scathing and unseemly criticism of his parents. (No parent is perfect, and no parent, except perhaps a rank abuser, deserves to have his failings pilloried in public by his children). I knew both of his parents tangentially. A friend and I started the Students for Life group at the University of Minnesota many moons ago (the only accredited Feminist Studies program at any American university at the time) and invited Francis Schaeffer to speak at "Pro-Life Week" that we organized -- … [Read more...]

To Frank Schaeffer: ‘I’m sorry’ doesn’t cut it

(HT: Orthodoxy Today) The State of Kansas vs Frank Schaeffer in the Murder of Dr. George Tiller By George C. Michalopulos Recently, the notorious abortionist Dr George Tiller was gunned down in his church in Wichita, Kansas. The killer was a man who appears to be a dysfunctional loner with grave psychological problems. Nobody in the pro-life movement has stepped forward to applaud him or his actions; routine condemnation has been the order of the day. One man however, has bravely stepped forward to take responsibility for this act. Frank Schaeffer, a self-described former member of the “Republican Party hate machine,” a group that included his father Francis Schaeffer, Jerry Falwell, and Ronald Reagan among many others, recently offered a mea-culpa in the left-wing journal The Huffington Post. Schaeffer believes that his life’s work as a young man in the Evangelical movement directly led to this incident because he helped create a "climate of fear" with his documentary … [Read more...]