Friday, September 18, 2009

Frank Schaeffer: The GOP's Evangelical Subcutlure is a Fifth Column of Insanity

Frank Schaeffer is absolutely right in this interview with Rachel Maddow. Our culture really has not sufficiently taken stock of the fact that we have a large segment of our population that genuinely believes crazy things, and when they try and effect public policy on the basis of these crazy things they can produce frightening consequences.

I'm going to have to read his book Crazy for God.

1 comment:

atimetorend said...

Schaeffer certainly paints an extreme picture in discussing that fifth column. I hope the extreme view is worse than reality, but I don't think it can be easily dismissed either. It is good to have a warning bell like that either way.

I definitely recommend the book, it is a great read, both from the autobiographical standpoint and to learn his views of the evangelical movement today.