Writing in the HuffPo, the younger Schaeffer says
in the light of the Obama presidency--and the rabid right-wing opposition to it -- it's worth noting that the majority of the lies being told about our president, his programs, and the Democratic Party are originating not just from the right wing but from the evangelical right wing in particular....On the political front, he notes,
When I check who's sending me the most scurrilous email (Obama is the "next Hitler," he's the "Antichrist," etc.), I find a lot of it comes from the evangelical right, now the bedrock of the anti-Obama camp. I'm a religious person, so they are my enemies too; the far-right evangelicals are doing more to destroy the credibility of faith than Hitchens and Dawkins could in a lifetime.
... there are two kinds of far-right evangelicals: the ones who make a public show of their animosity toward the president, accusing him of not being an American citizen, for example. They even say Obama has a secret plan to kill old people within his health care reform proposals. The other kind of evangelicals are the sort of people who run outfits like The Fellowship Foundation and the National Prayer Breakfast, and run around speaking at Evangelical colleges, think tanks, law schools and so forth, working to influence government and world affairs directly while bypassing the democratic process.....The ones I feel sorry for are the "average people", not the power brokers, who are being used in all this conflict.
Above all, ordinary American s-- and especially religious people who seek faith rather than power -- need to understand that the evangelical right is basically unpatriotic and anti-American.