About the Politically Moderate Christian
Since there are many political issues under the sun, it’s highly improbable that one party’s view would align with the will of God on every issue. As Christians, we are called to let the Bible teach us right from wrong, not our parties.
As moderates, we are not wishy-washy. Rather, we may stand strong with one party on an issue, while differing from the more extreme elements of that party on other issues, and sometimes even agreeing with the opposing party. In many cases, we may walk the middle ground between two extremes, because, if both sides have valid concerns, it only makes sense to find common ground if such common ground exists.
This site is dedicated to promoting political ideals consistent with the Bible. Its posts attempt plead the cause of the powerless, as the Bible commands us to do. Posts will also attempt to counter deceptive political rhetoric, since we Christians are called to promote the truth. In the end, the goal of this site is to better align our minds, hearts, and souls with the will of God, and to strengthen our relationship with God and others.
This site is founded by me, K. Scott Schaeffer. I started out as a hardcore Republican in my teens, became a right-leaning Independent in my 20’s, a left-leaning Independent in my 30’s, and, finally, I registered as a Democrat in 2012, when it became apparent to me that the Republicans have fully rejected Eisenhower Republicanism and have fully re-embraced Gilded Age Robber-Baron Republicanism in which the party exploits America for the sake of the corporate wealthy. That’s why you will find the majority of posts on this site refuting the Republicans. I am, however, a moderate Democrat who owns guns (but no assault weapons), opposes regulations that impose unnatural products on us (like fluorescent light bulbs and flame-retardant chemicals in cars and mattresses – many people, including myself, are sensitive or allergic to these things), is no fan of the ACLU trying to remove all signs of Christianity from our landscape, and when given the choice between PETA and Five Guys Burgers and Fries, I’m going with the burgers.
I currently reside in Pennsylavania. I grew up in New Berlinville and Bechtelsville, PA and attended Penn State before receiving my degree from Belmont University in Nashville, TN. I am neither a pastor, professor, pundit, nor politician. I’m just a guy who loves to study the Bible, economics, history, and astronomy. My writing combines what I’ve learned with my experiences in the church and my nearly 20 years of corporate sales experience in which I’ve witnessed more than I care to of the demonic forces of greed and pride.
I’ve been unable to work since February 2014 due a hyperactive/hypersensitive Vagus Nerve. This condition causes the vagus nerve to attack/inflame my organs (especially my esophagus, diaphragm, lungs and kidneys) when stimulated by the sun, fluorescent & LED lights, cold water, strong vibrations (loud sound and lawn mowers), and toxic chemicals (like weed killer, Febreeze and new car interiors). It has also caused vasovagal changes in the brain’s blood flow, leading to Irlen’s Syndrome. Irlen’s Syndrome causes similar reactions due to visual strain (bright lights, thick black print on white paper, striped patterns, staring at computer screens, etc.).
I am not on SS Disability (since my arms and legs work fine when I’m away from these triggers), and I live with whoever will let me stay with them. Thus, my only income is from people buying my books (which I lack money to promote to any significant degree). And that’s not enough to keep me from burning through my IRA (at age 49). So if you support my ministry (or even me as a person in a difficult situation), anything you donate will be much appreciated. Here is my Pay Pal link (If you don’t have a PayPal account, you can pay by credit card if you click on the link, name your amount, click again to sign up for PayPal and link your card to your new PayPal account): DONATE to K. Scott Schaeffer