Monday, November 28, 2011

My NPR Interview on the Religious Right

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WORLDVIEW | INTERVIEW

Son of influential evangelical takes on 'Sex, Mom, and God'

(Courtesy of Frank Schaeffer)

In 'Sex, Mom, and God,' Schaeffer critiques the right-wing Christian establishment that his family helped found.

Author and filmmaker Frank Schaeffer is a vocal critic of the Christian right. The son of Francis Schaeffer, an influential religious leader who helped infuse evangelism into modern politics, Frank observed conservative Christianity from the inside and witnessed its ascent in American politics.

Frank talks to Worldview about his newest bookSex, Mom, and God: How the Bible's Strange Take on Sex Led to Crazy Politics - and How I Learned to Love Women (and Jesus) Anyway, which argues that today's religious right is "mired in perpetual sexual dysfunction" and, as a result, is lashing out at the rest of society.

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