Schaeffer’s article reveals why Republicans lose elections. Evangalical religious fundamentalists push their religious agenda even when it becomes irrational. – Ed
by Frank Schaeffer, HuffingtonPost
To get what’s happening to the GOP and, to America, you need to understand the theology of the extremist frankly stupid and misinformed evangelical heartland.
We don’t have a political problem. We have an evangelical stupidity problem.
The Republican Party has fallen into the grip of an evangelical-led group of religious fundamentalists who are either true believers or who know how to cater to them. Now the experience of the hostage taking these “Christians” did in the shutdown is over, it’s worth figuring out how things got so crazy because they will again– until we admit who and what is at the root of our political dysfunction.
In the late 19th Century a battle began between fundamentalists and liberal Protestant theologians.
The battle between those who claimed to believe in the Bible literally and those who wanted to bring historic fact, science and nuance to their faith raged on into the 20th Century. [Read more…]