Mark Tooley has a superb article at FrontPage Magazine addressing Frank Schaeffer’s rant against Chuck Colson. Tooley points out that voices across the political spectrum were gracious enough to give praise to the former Nixon aide, who after his evangelical conversion founded Prison Fellowship. Schaeffer is the notable and sorry exception.

Schaeffer bitterly whined on his blog about Colson, “Wherever Nixon is today he must be welcoming a true son of far right dirty politics to eternity with a ‘Job well done,” Schaeffer said. He went on:

Few men have done more to trade (betray?) the gospel of love for the gospel of empowering corporate America and greed through the misuse of the so-called culture war issues to get lower middle class whites to vote against their own economic interests in the name of ‘family values.’

Tooley’s response is perfect. For more on Frank Schaeffer and the kind of character he is, be sure to read John Couretas’s post “Frank Schaeffer’s Fundamentalist Fakery.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/marcvm Marc Vander Maas

    The incredible shrinking man strikes again. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cynthia-Curran/100002510899902 Cynthia Curran

    Everyone knows that Nixon did a lot of liberal things that neither Bushes or Reagan would do. So, Nixon was far from the far right, it just shows that Frank is crazy and Frank became that way after he went Eastern Orthodox since some Eastern Orthodox are anti-Catholic or protestant. Granted, I know Acton isn’t but some left and nationalistic right Orthodox are very anti-west and to Frank Colson represents what wrong with the US even though Frank is sort of an agnostic.