AASF: Fighting Good News Clubs in Bay Area


This month Atheist Advocates of SF presents atheist author Dale DeBakcsy speaking on his fight against the Good News Clubs' incursion into his kids' public school in Castro Valley.

Since 2001, the Child Evangelism Fellowship has succeeded in invading the American public education system with over 3500 Good News Clubs - after school programs that use public facilities to train children as young as 6 how to pressure other children into joining.  In their training manuals, they refer to non-Christian children as "Spiritually Dead" and stress the tactical use of guilt to compel kids to "harvest" their friends, and yet there is no legal recourse when they decide to set up shop in a new school and teach children to regard their fellow classmates as sub-human. 

Three years ago, they came to two schools in the Castro Valley School District.  In this talk, Dale DeBakcsy, a regular contributor to American Atheist Magazine, Skeptical Inquirer, Free Inquiry, and The New Humanist, and Castro Valley resident with two children in the district, will talk about the fight against the Good News Club's incursion, what worked, what didn't, and how to prevent them from spreading.

After the meeting we will go for dinner at the Big Lantern at[masked]th St. @ Guerrero & Valencia. Please join us.

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When: Sunday, July 13th  at 3:00. (Meeting will start promptly at 3:00.)

Location: Audre Lorde Room (Upstairs), Women's Building,[masked]th (at Valencia), San Francisco

Cost: $6 Renting a meeting room means we must charge admittance. We would appreciate exact change if convenient. Most of all we want you to join us for this talk.

Note: The Women's Building is three blocks from the Mission 16th St. BART. If you don't know the neighborhood we suggest that as you reach the top of the stairs from BART, turn right and walk a few yards to 16th. Then turn left on 16th Street and walk to Valencia, then turn left on Valencia to 18th St.

Parking: Garage at[masked]st Street (at Lexington)

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  • Ronn P W.

    Religion began as a strategic means with which early mankind 'appeased' the Gods (as with the Greek philosophy) for favorable environmental / living conditions and to explain why adverse events occurred, which challenged early mankind's existence. Today's religion is simply an evolved extrapolation of early mankind's superstitious beliefs which helped rationalize their world and how it worked. Jesus probably WAS an existent Prophet who possessed superior capabilities whereby he explained how people should treat each other and how they could attain God's acceptance. Most of his peers simply couldn't comprehend the relatively advanced theories he was trying to enlighten them with! But, he was NOT the self-claimed Son-of-God! Even HE couldn't comprehend exactly what God (the Universe's 'creator') was/is......

    July 10, 2014

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