|Sent on:||Wednesday, February 29, 2012 1:51 PM|
Lecture & Book Signing: "The Good News Club: The Christian Right's Stealth Assault on America's Children"
Come hear investigative journalist Katherine Stewart, and author of The Good News Club: The Christian Right's Stealth Assault on America's Children, speak about her hair-raising discoveries regarding the influence of evangelical Christianity in our public schools
I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:
When: Sunday, March 4,[masked]:00 PM
Where: Balboa Park Club
2144 Pan American Rd W (SW of Balboa Park International Cottages)
San Diego, CA 92101
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.
Katherine Stewart has written for Newsweek International, Marie Claire, The London Times, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and many other publications. She has published two novels and was the coauthor of Rent by Jonathan Larsen, the book about the musical of the same name. She and her family recently moved from Santa Barbara, California, to New York City.
Free. Light Refreshments will be served.
The historic Balboa Park Club was first constructed for the park's 1915 exposition to house the state of new Mexico's exhibits. It was later remodeled and enlarged for the 1935 exposition. When you arrive, take a good look at the fountain. It claims that the four cornerstones of American Democracy are: home, school, community, and church. The club is next to the International Cottages, and across the parking lot from the Hall of Champions.
Organizer, Debbie Allen, member of SDNAA and new president of the San Diego Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.