You can always tell when the left loses a big one in this country because the more loosely wired of their cadre unleash the most amusing rants. In the wake of the Hobby Lobby decision, Franky Schaeffer knows who to blame for the 5-4 win for religion: Catholics!
Pope Francis must have vomited when he heard the Hobby Lobby news. Nothing could undo the good he has recently done the Church’s image more than yet another case of anti-woman lashing out by a cabal or far right Roman Catholic activists– this time in the Supreme Court.
Alarmed by the Supreme Court pandering to the extreme religious right in the Hobby Lobby case, the new pope might ask “Who is responsible for this?” The answer is: Many people. However two people are the real instigators: the late evangelical far right activist, Charles Colson, and Roman Catholic far right ideologue and anti-gay activist, Princeton Professor Robert George. Their tool has been Justice Antonin Scalia the other Roman Catholic members of the Court.
George is a close friend and co-conspirator with fellow ultra-conservative far right Roman Catholic ideologues including with Scalia who became the ringleader of the GOP’s Court-driven Hobby Lobby lunge into theocratic politics. George is the de facto father of the twinned war against gays and war against women. Scalia is his follower and close friend. And George has the support of the U.S. Roman Catholic bishops, the Mormon leadership and the most conservative of the evangelical leaders. Charles Colson was George’s close confident. Together they hatched the plan that in the end (and after Colson died) became the Hobby Lobby case.
Way back when, the late Charles “Chuck” Colson teamed up with George of to launch the dirty tricks campaign to brand President Obama as “anti-religious.” They decided to use the issue of contraception as the hinge to turn people against him.
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Franky of course is the son of the late Francis Schaeffer, an American Evangelical theologian who died in 1984 and who did so much to enlist evangelicals in the fight against abortion. His book How Should We Then Live and the film series based upon it was a wake up call to many Christians, Catholic as well as Protestant.
Franky Schaeffer has made a career out of his father. First by trying to follow in his footsteps and second by spitting on his grave.
Franky Schaeffer, as he used to call himself, reinvents himself every few years. He has been on a left-ward trajectory for some time now.
That he considered Pope Benedict a “fundamentalist” says all you need to know about his judgment.
Francis Schaeffer was a truly great man. His son is an embarrassment, and this anti-Catholic rant is part and parcel of his attempt to attack the legacy of his father. Anti-Catholic bigotry and Daddy issues is no way to go through life Franky.