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

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Da Capo Press, Incorporated, Jun 1, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 298 pages
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With hilarious scenes from his childhood alternating with acidic ruminations on the present state of an America he and his famous fundamentalist parents helped create, Frank Schaeffer asks what the Glenn Becks and the Sarah Palins are really all about.

Here’s a hint: sex.

The central character in this "startlingly honest” (Booklist) memoir is the author’s far-from-prudish evangelical mother, who sweetly but bizarrely provides startling juxtapositions of the religious and the sensual throughout young Frank’s childhood. To quote Max Blumenthal, the author of Republican Gomorrah: "Few writers command Frank Schaeffer’s intimate understanding of right-wing radicalism, and even fewer are able to share their insight as entertainingly and with as much moral weight.”

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This very interesting, and often witty and incisive book will has sections that will delight critics of the Evangelicals, but many of them will be infuriated with his take on abortion. Most ... Read full review

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Right on the mark! A Must read. A perfect example of how Christian Nationalism is affecting America. A frightening look at Dominionism.

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About the author (2012)

Frank Schaeffer is the author of the New York Times bestseller Keeping Faith and the memoir Crazy for God. His novels, including Portofino, have been translated into nine languages. He lives in Massachusetts.

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