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
ISBN: 9781633880245
Branch Call Number: 322.1097 Lynn
Characteristics: 334 pages ; 23 cm


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Dec 13, 2015

by the same author:
“Piety & Politics: The Right-Wing Assault on Religious Freedom”
Barry W. Lynn 1948-
Harmony 1st edition 2006, hc, 272 pages
ISBN-10: 0307346544, ISBN-13: 978-0307346544
see also:
“Denied the Right to Care – In South Carolina, “Religious Freedom” Has Become a Vehicle for Discrimination”
by Rob Boston, posted 23 April, 2019, at Church & State, TheHumanist.com
"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
and, look for:
“Your Church, My State: The Atheist's Guide to Understanding Why Our Founding Fathers Kept Them Separate”
Glen D. Aaron, II
Independently published
January 31, 2019, pbk, 483 pages
ISBN-10: 1795440813, ISBN-13: 978-1795440813
“In God We Trust?: One Man's Journey From Religion, To Reason”
Glen D. Aaron, II
Independently published
January 31, 2019, pbk, 410 pages
ISBN-10: 1795545011. ISBN-13: 978-1795545013

fraggle_rock Aug 20, 2015



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