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9781586488437

The Good News Club

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  • ISBN13:

    9781586488437

  • ISBN10:

    1586488430

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-01-24
  • Publisher: PublicAffairs
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Summary

In 2009, the Good News Club came to the public elementary school where journalist Katherine Stewart sent her children. The Club, which is sponsored by the Child Evangelism Fellowship, bills itself as an after-school program of "Bible study." But Stewart soon discovered that the Club's real mission is to convert children to fundamentalist Christianity and encourage them to proselytize to their "unchurched" peers, all the while promoting the natural but false impression among the children that its activities are endorsed by the school. Astonished to discover that the U.S. Supreme Court has deemed this--and other forms of religious activity in public schools--legal, Stewart set off on an investigative journey to dozens of cities and towns across the nation to document the impact. In this book she demonstrates that there is more religion in America's public schools today than there has been for the past 100 years. The movement driving this agenda is stealthy. It is aggressive. It has our children in its sights. And its ultimate aim is to destroy the system of public education as we know it.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
The Good News Club Comes to Townp. 9
All Part of the Planp. 37
A Wall of Separationp. 67
The Originalists' New Theoryp. 81
Little Red Church-Housep. 103
Thy Neighbor's Children: The 4/14 Windowp. 127
Don't Know Much About History: The Texas Textbook Warsp. 149
Bible "Literacy" Warsp. 173
Packaging Proselytizing as Educationp. 193
The Peer-to-Peer Evangelism Loopholep. 215
Enlisting in the Army: How to Join the Good News Clubp. 227
If You Can't Own It, Break It The Plan to Undermine Publlic Educationp. 245
Conclusionp. 257
Acknowledgmentsp. 261
Notesp. 265
Indexp. 275
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