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    •  Schaeffer is a great guy (0+ / 0-)

      and a pretty good writer as well!

      The truth always matters.

      by texasmom on Wed Jun 25, 2008 at 10:05:55 AM PDT

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    •  Great... (0+ / 0-)

      But how is the message to be gotten out to non-"choir" members?

      We seem to have created sites like this where we talk to each other.  How do we get our message to the folks who watch Fox?

      Unusual travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God. - Kurt Vonnegut

      by BobTrips on Wed Jun 25, 2008 at 10:12:23 AM PDT

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      •  Fair question (0+ / 0-)

        I only discovered Schaeffer this year but it seems as someone who used to be on the same side as the Dobsons of the world, he has a foot in both worlds. While no doubt he's reviled in his former world, they know who he is. Even if they read him or hear him intending only to criticize, he's known. If even one mind is changed, that's something.

      •  It's getting out.... (0+ / 0-)

        There are more and more disgruntled evangelicals. I have family members who are sitting this election out just in principle alone. There is deep seated anger at the Republican party and the manipulation of our votes for the last two decades. Dr. Dobson speaks for a lot of older evangelicals who wish that there were a much more "moral" framework for the way our lives were governed. But he doesn't speak for all.

        Franky Schaeffer has launched a huge backlash through his book Crazy for God and it's helping the many (droves) ex-evangelicals to recover from those dark years and it has caused quite a stir in the emergent and evangelical blogosphere, of which I'm a part.

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