It’s the sex, stupid

June 8th, 2011

As we face bigger and bigger issues in America..a burgeoning deficit, stagnant job growth, eduction falling behind, failing and decaying infrastructure, a shrinking middle class, climate change and a loss of the American proposition. Yet, we still seemed more concerned about the culture wars and more specifically the impact to sex in our culture. Just look at today's headlines. How did we get here, and why has sex and religion subsumed all that it’s important in America and the world today?

Perhaps no one understand this better than Frank Schaeffer. With his father, he was "present at the creation" of the radical religious right. In his new memoir 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, he shows how his mother was ahead of her time in sensing how our personal and public life would be hijacked in the name of the bible, religion and  false, puritanical gods. My conversation with Frank Schaeffer: