Franky Schaeffer Will Be Forgotten

Children of conservative religious backgrounds who spend a lifetime rebelling against their parents often replicate the “fundamentalism” of their youth.  Except their mutated version is often angrier, more intolerant, and unmitigated by the sense of divine grace that permeates even the most zealous of Christian “fundamentalists.”

Franky Schaeffer, hyper resentful son of the late great evangelical thinker Francis Schaeffer, is an icon of this pathology.  But in the wake of the horrible Connecticut killings, he has outdone even the most foaming at the mouth caricature of himself.

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