You said — He caused a bit of a stir (more of a ripple, really) with his support for Obama during the campaign, rationalizing away Obama’s being in the bag with the abortion racket, which has to have Francis Schaeffer spinning in his grave.
Absolutely so. I did go to one of those seminars with Francis Schaeffer and C. Everett Koop speaking, in Portland, Oregon. From all of what I heard, I can never imagine Francis Schaeffer backing Obama... not in a million years.
And, I had also briefly talked to Frank Schaeffer, back when he was in California and when I wanted to get some of the video sets they had, to rent them out to people. I read a book by him (at least if I remember right) called “Addicted to Mediocrity” which did seem to be in line with what Francis Schaeffer was talking about, too.
But, certainly the acorn has not fallen close to the tree, in the case of Frank Schaeffer...
I went to one of those seminars in St. Louis, probably thirty years ago. It was very important in my development as a pro-lifer.
I gave up on reading Frank’s stuff some time ago — but looking at the titles of his recent books, I think he’s doing a public purgation of his fundy roots.