Toxic Evangelism: Damaging Public Schools One Student at a Time

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The Good News Club, The Christian Right’s Stealth Assault on America’s Children, by Katherine Stewart


Author and journalist Katherine Stewart chronicles the toxic spread of Christianity by fundamentalist evangelical organizations in her 2012 book, The Good News Club, The Christian Right’s Stealth Assault on America’s Children. In it she describes the duplicitous tactics and divisive nature of these religious legal and educational groups. Intent on controlling – and even destroying – the public school system, these organizations peddle a destructive agenda with a goal of controlling American education, politics and culture. Before you sound the cry of “Alarmist!” listen to this podcast or read her book: Like a good student, Stewart has done her homework, and like a good journalist, she has done her footwork.

Listen to the podcast at the link below.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Christian Evangelicals are among the most arrogant and evil people you can find. They always think they are right, and hence they are capable of doing pretty much anything they can get away with in order to gain benefits and promote their views. Of course not all Evangelicals are like this, but of a good portion of them are outright crazy. I am certain they would gladly kill people if they could get away with it. These people are so brain-washed that they have no personal conscience. Whatever their leaders tell them is right. This is dangerous and will inevitable lead to bad things! They must be destroyed!

  2.  Where’s your data which supports your claims that (apparently) describe the vast majority of Christian Evangelicals ?  Who make up the “they”?  How many evangelicals do you know?  Who are the leaders of the evangelicals who have a perfect record of always saying the right thing?  Who are these people you are describing?  I’m a Christian and have never met any Christian who always thinks he/she is right, will try and get away with anything to gain benefits and promote their views, who would gladly kill if they could get away with it, who are so brainwashed they have no personal conscience.  Where are they hiding?  Where are they on the Bell curve?  What percentage of the Christian population do they make up?

    Your last sentence puts you in the category of the very ones you you describe.

  3. rodan
    I’m a Christian and have never met any
    Christian who always thinks he/she is right, will try and get away with anything to gain benefits and promote their views, who would gladly kill if they could get away with it, who are so brainwashed they have no personal conscience.

    Where are they hiding?  Where are they on the
    Bell curve? 

    They are usually “hidden in plain sight” in the pulpits and radio/TV stations of the evangelicals!

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  4. Regarding your speaking tour, I suggest that you also discuss another perhaps even more insidious religious program. Kids Hope USA is described as a “church-school partnership” which places church members in the classroom as “mentors” of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable children. (Note: the term is not “tutor.”) This program is located in hundreds of schools throughout the USA.

    http://www.kidshopeusa.org/Partnerships/Locations/

    From their website:

    KIDS HOPE USA

    Motto: “One Child, One Hour, One Church, One School”

    “Our proven programs join one church and one school in a partnership that helps children thrive.”

    http://www.kidshopeusa.org/

    “KIDS HOPE USA develops these one-on-one relationships through the creation of church-school partnerships that pair church members with at-risk kids in supportive, mentoring relationships.”

    http://www.kidshopeusa.org/partnerships/Church_State/

    “Principals are advised that parents may choose to someday send their children to events at the church, only after parental permission is granted. The scope of a KIDS HOPE USA program remains focused on the one hour that takes place at school.”

    http://www.kidshopeusa.org/What/How_KHUSA_Works/

    How KHUSA Works
    ONE CHURCH
    “Takes ownership of a program with its neighborhood school and provides a trained mentor and a behind-the-scenes prayer partner for each child.”

    What do you suppose would happen if atheist groups offered “caring, loving” atheists to “partner” with schools? What if GLBT organizations offered to help meet the “emotional and social needs” of students?

    See you in Denver,
    Linda Rosa

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