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Monday, November 28, 2011

Wednesday, November 30 - Frank Schaeffer

Wednesday at 8 PM on Bibliocracy, KPFK Radio 90.7 FM:  FRANK SCHAEFFER.  Author and activist Frank Schaeffer’s life journey was unlikely even before he challenged the values and politics of his evangelical superstar parents, royalty of the religious right.  His bestselling memoir, Crazy for God told the story of his transformation from heir apparent to dissident, from political activist for the anti-choice, anti-women’s rights missionary empire to civil liberties advocate.  Now, in the latest installment of his life story, called Sex, Mom and God, Schaeffer explores his unlikely relationship with his mother, arguing by way of her fascinating example that it is fundamentalism’s fear of women’s sexuality which accounts for its misogyny and sadism.  Funny, honest, open-hearted, this is a thinking, and feeling person’s tell-all, a triumph of humanity and intellect over destiny and self-hatred, and one of the most fun and lively books I’ve read about being somebody’s child, and being an adult and trying to reconcile with their legacy.  Frank Schaeffer is also the author of Keeping Faith, Patience With God and Portofino, and has appeared widely speaking on the subject of religion and public policy.  Thanks for listening, on the radio live or online, or downloadable, free, from the KPFK archives.  God bless you!

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