Sex, Mom, and God: How the Bible’s Strange Take on Sex Led to Crazy Politics--and How I Learned to Love Women (and Jesus) Anyway

Sex, Mom, and God: How the Bible’s Strange Take on Sex Led to Crazy Politics--and How I Learned to Love Women (and Jesus) Anyway

Frank Schaeffer


“A penetrating research of political extremism, with a relocating and every now and then hilarious account of becoming up in a single of the Christian right’s such a lot influential households. Few writers command Frank Schaeffer’s intimate knowing of right-wing radicalism, or even fewer may be able to percentage their perception as entertainingly and with as a lot ethical weight as he has in Sex, mother, and God.”—Max Blumenthal, writer of Republican Gomorrah
 
“Mom was once a miles nicer individual than her God. there are various biblical rules approximately every little thing from beard-trimming to menstruating. mother labored diligently to recast her personal-hygiene-obsessed God within the most sensible light.”
 
Alternating among laugh-out-loud scenes from his adolescence and acidic ruminations at the current nation of an the United States he and his well-known fundamentalist mom and dad helped create, bestselling writer Frank Schaeffer asks what the Glenn Becks and the push Limbaughs and the paranoid fantasies of the “right-wing echo chamber” are really all about.
 
Here’s a touch: sex.
 
The unforgettable relevant personality in Sex, mother, and God is the author’s far-from-prudish evangelical mom, Edith, who sweetly yet bizarrely presents startling juxtapositions of the non secular and the sensual thoughout Schaeffer’s youth. She was once, says Frank Schaeffer, “the maximum representation of the Divine fantastic thing about Paradox I’ve encountered … a fundamentalist dwelling a double existence as a lover of good looks who broke all her personal judgmental principles in prefer of creativity.”
 

Charlotte Gordon, the award-winning writer of Mistress Bradstreet, calls Sex, mother, and God “a travel de strength . . . Sarah Palin, ‘The Family,’ Anne Hutchinson, adultery, abortion, homophobia, Uganda, Ronald Reagan, B. B. King, Billy Graham, Hugh Hefner—it’s all the following. this is often the type of ebook i didn't are looking to end.”

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