One of the Right-Wing Evangelical movement founders, Frank Schaeffer, has confessed and is giving an apology.
Frank Schaeffer, former Evangelical pariah and author of “Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in GOD,” continues his apology tour. He, his family, and other charlatans have exacted a wound on this country that has cost us much.
In this interview with Joy-Ann Reid, Schaeffer explains how a group of Evangelical Christians distorted the movement. He said that before they deceived their followers, more than 50% of Evangelicals were pro-choice, including the likes of Billy Graham. Ironically, Graham’s son has become a stone-cold Evangelical hack.
This statement from Schaeffer says it all.
“We come from a place where we have acted as if this is part of Christian theology,” Schaeffer said. “It is not. And the second thing is is that my family, sadly, as I talk about in the book, went out of its way not to stop abortion but to put women back in their place. This was a misogynistic movement. I was part of it, and that’s why I’ve spent the last six years writing an apology and what I hope is the most pro-family, pro-child pro-woman book out there. And I’ll tell you something you cannot be pro-family unless you are pro-choice because if women are treated like nothing more than incubating vessels, second-class citizens, and this horrible burden that nature and evolution or god or whoever the creator was, puts on women. If this is not balanced by the right to choose, we cannot have an equal society. Women cannot have careers. Women cannot have lives.”
And then he gave the heartfelt apology.
“I am so sorry for the part I played. I am so sorry on behalf of my father for the part we played,” Schaeffer said. “We were a misogyny team. We were not pro-life. We were a misogyny team. We were not pro-life, and it is evident.”
Schaeffer is a necessary voice in these times. I commend him for making the turn and atoning.
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