God and Government

God and Government

Twenty-five Years of Fighting for Equality, Secularism, and Freedom of Conscience

Book - 2015
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"A central player in every major church-state-separation battle for decades, the Rev. Barry W. Lynn understands the complexities of this divisive issue like few others. As a long-time activist, a civil rights lawyer, and an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, he offers a unique perspective and a wealth of experience on church-state controversies. In this lively book, he has compiled his writings from various sources to explore in depth the many ways religious extremists have attempted to erode individual liberties. The topics range from publicly-promoted prayer to efforts to undermine public education and replace it with taxpayer-subsidized vouchers for religious schools, interfering with end-of-life and reproductive rights, censorship, and belligerence directed against nonbelievers and minorities. Lynn concludes that the ultimate goal of these extremist forces--consisting mainly of the Protestant Religious Right and the Roman Catholic hierarchy--is the creation of a corporate theocracy, a decidedly undemocratic system of government in which nonconservative Christians, along with humanist, feminists, and the LGBTQ community, are relegated to second-class status in America"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2015
Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2015
ISBN: 9781633880252
1633880257
9781633880245
1633880249
Branch Call Number: 322.1 LYN 2015
Characteristics: 334 pages ; 23 cm

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Dec 13, 2015

"The Rise of Christian Fascism and Its Threat to American Democracy -- We must attend to growing social and economic inequities in order to stop the most dangerous mass movement in American history -- or face a future of fascism under the guise of Christian values."
by Chris Hedges, at Truthdig, AlterNet February 7, 2007
http://www.alternet.org/story/47679/the_rise_of_christian_fascism_and_its_threat_to_american_democracy

fraggle_rock Aug 20, 2015

interesting...

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