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Book Club: The Good News Club

  • Cafe at 407 407 Tulip Street Liverpool, NY, 13088 United States (map)
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Our next selection is The Good News Club: The Religious Right's Stealth Assault on America's Children by Katherine Stewart.
Please join us for refreshments and friendly conversation - even if you haven't read the book! We'll meet in the Community Room at Cafe at 407 at 407 Tulip Street, Liverpool on Sunday, April 7th from 10:00 - 11:30 am. Hope to see you there!

**Renting the Community Room at Cafe at 407 does cost us some money each book club. Donations are appreciated - thank you!

About the Book:

In 2009, the Good News Club came to the public elementary school where journalist Katherine Stewart sent her children. The Club bills itself as an after-school Bible study, but Stewart soon discovered that its real mission is to convert children to fundamentalist Christianity. Astonished to discover that the Supreme Court had deemed this religious activity legal in public schools, Stewart began an investigative journey to dozens of cities across the nation to document the impact.

As Stewart makes chillingly clear, the rapidly expanding network of Good News Clubs represents just one of a range of initiatives intended to insert religious values into public schools. Although they often appear to be spontaneous, local events, they are in fact organized and funded at a national level. Taken together, they represent a new strategy of the Religious Right in its long-running aim to "take back America," undermining our public education system and secular democracy itself.