@JaniceOCG See #LetMeBeFrank, a 2016 film by @Frank_Schaeffer. Author Frank Schaeffer is live, Thurs., Jan. 27 at 8 pm ET, w/ “If America Fails?” on TWN, for chat on gender issues in @HandmaidsOnHulu.
See the 2016 film by author and artist Frank Schaeffer, Let Me Be Frank. Thinking of Frank’s life and experience leads me to ask:
- When we look at the death cult energized by “the former guy,” and the seemingly mindless way his followers support him, no matter what – what advice do you offer people on the cusp of walking away from an unhealthy, irrational association?
- How did you know you were ready to leave the evangelical community?
- In what ways is the religious right oppressive for men?
Your questions for Frank? — LMO
WATCH Mr. Frank Schaeffer, Artist, Filmmaker & Author, Fall in Love, Have Children, Stay Put, Save the Planet, Be Happy – LIVE – Thursday, January 27, 2022, 8 pm ET, on the TruthWorks Network YouTube channel, when he joins “If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny,” in discussion on Gender in The Handmaid’s Tale and American culture.
“Let Me Be Frank is sometimes funny, often poignant and not so politically correct. This is the story of Frank’s journey out of religious certainty and, in the face of the historic rise of political and Christian conservatism, the discovery of surprising instances of tenderness, hope and grace along the way.
“Frank, the son of influential Evangelicals Francis and Edith Schaeffer, was a filmmaker, writer, speaker and an architect of the religious right in the 1970s. Underneath the exterior of aggressive religiosity, and expected to follow in his famous family’s footsteps, his life was in turmoil.
“To the surprise of the religious establishment, Frank didn’t step up. He stepped away.
“Described as the ‘Traitorous Prince’ by former confidants on the religious and political right, Frank is now a best-selling author, blogger, painter, speaker and regular commentator for news outlets like MSNBC.
“His books include, Portofino, Crazy for God, Keeping Faith: A Father-Son Story About Love and the U.S. Marine Corps (with son John Schaeffer), Why I’m an Atheist who Believes in God and most recently, Letter to Lucy: A Manifesto of Creative Redemption—In the Age of Trump, Fascism and Lies…” — Producer
“Frank Schaeffer is a New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books. Frank is a survivor of both polio and an evangelical/fundamentalist childhood, an acclaimed writer who overcame severe dyslexia, a home-schooled and self-taught documentary movie director, a feature film director of four low budget Hollywood features Frank has described as ‘pretty terrible.’ He is also an acclaimed author of fiction and nonfiction and an artist with a loyal following of international collectors who own many of his paintings.
“Frank has been a frequent guest on the Rachel Maddow Show on NBC, has appeared on Oprah, been interviewed by Terri Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air and appeared on the Today Show, BBC News and many other media outlets. He is a much sought after speaker and has lectured at a wide range of venues from Harvard’s Kennedy School to the Hammer Museum/UCLA, Princeton University, Riverside Church Cathedral, DePaul University and the Kansas City Public Library.” — FrankSchaeffer.com
See the full film at the Frank Schaeffer YouTube Channel
WATCH | “Let Me Be Frank: A film” | by Frank Schaeffer | (2016)