Son of influential evangelical takes on 'Sex, Mom, and God'

November 28, 2011

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(Courtesy of Frank Schaeffer)
In 'Sex, Mom, and God,' Schaeffer critiques the right-wing Christian establishment that his family helped found.

Author and filmmaker Frank Schaeffer is a vocal critic of the Christian right. The son of Francis Schaeffer, an influential evangelical, Frank observed conservative Christianity from the inside and witnessed its ascent in American politics.

Frank talks to Worldview about his newest book 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. It argues that today's religious right is "mired in perpetual sexual dysfunction" and, as a result, lashes out at the rest of society.