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.
Author: Katherine Stewart
Publisher: Hachette UK
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.
Justice Scalia concurred,noting that there was no pressure here and so virtually
no endorsement of religion and that the club should be allowed to give reasons
for its good news without moving into being a religious group rather than one ...
Author: Scott A. Merriman
Provides a collection of essays and alphabetical entries that cover the history of freedom of religion in the United States.
The events that led to a Satanic after-school program began in 2001, with the
Supreme Court case Good News Club v. Milford Central School. The Good News Club is a ministry run by Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) founded in 1937.
Author: Joseph P. Laycock
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
In 2013, when the state of Oklahoma erected a statue of the Ten Commandments on the grounds of the state capitol, a group calling themselves The Satanic Temple applied to erect a statue of Baphomet alongside the Judeo-Christian tablets. Since that time, The Satanic Temple has become a regular voice in national conversations about religious freedom, disestablishment, and government overreach. In addition to petitioning for Baphomet to appear alongside another monument of the Ten Commandments in Arkansas, the group has launched campaigns to include Satanic "nativity scenes" on government property in Florida, Michigan, and Indiana, offer Satanic prayers at a high school football game in Seattle, and create "After School Satan" programs in elementary schools that host Christian extracurricular programs. Since their 2012 founding, The Satanic Temple has established 19 chapters and now claims 100,000 supporters. Is this just a political group perpetuating a series of stunts? Or is it a sincere religious movement? Speak of the Devil is the first book-length study of The Satanic Temple. Joseph Laycock, a scholar of new religious movements, contends that the emergence of "political Satanism" marks a significant moment in American religious history that will have a lasting impact on how Americans frame debates about religious freedom. Though the group gained attention for its strategic deployment of outrage, it claims to have developed beyond politics into a genuine religious movement. Equal parts history and ethnography, Speak of the Devil is Laycock's attempt to take seriously The Satanic Temple's work to redefine religion, the nature of pluralism and religious tolerance, and what "religious freedom" means in America.
In her deeply reported investigation, Katherine Stewart reveals a disturbing truth: this is a political movement that seeks to gain power and to impose its vision on all of society.
Author: Katherine Stewart
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Political Science
For readers of Democracy in Chains and Dark Money, a revelatory investigation of the Religious Right's rise to political power. For too long the Religious Right has masqueraded as a social movement preoccupied with a number of cultural issues, such as abortion and same-sex marriage. But in her deeply reported investigation, Katherine Stewart reveals a disturbing truth: America's Religious Right has evolved into a Christian nationalist movement. It seeks to gain political power and to impose its vision on all of society. It isn't fighting a culture war, it is waging a political war on the norms and institutions of American democracy. Stewart shows that the real power of the movement lies in a dense network of think tanks, advocacy groups, and pastoral organizations, embedded in a rapidly expanding community of international alliances with likeminded, anti-democratic religious nationalists around the world, including Russia. She follows the money behind the movement and traces much of it to a group of super-wealthy, ultraconservative donors and family foundations. The Christian nationalist movement is far more organized and better funded than most people realize. It seeks to control all aspects of government and society. Its successes have been stunning, and its influence now extends to every aspect of American life, from the White House to state capitols, from our schools to our hospitals. The Power Worshippers is a brilliantly reported book of warning and a wake-up call. Stewart's probing examination demands that Christian nationalism be taken seriously as a significant threat to the American republic and our democratic freedoms.
Albert Navarra. Good News Club v . Milford Central School , 533 U.S. 98 ( 2001 )
. Milford Central School enacted a policy authorizing district residents to use its
building after school for instruction in education , learning , or the arts , and social
Author: Albert Navarra
Publisher: Law Book Press LLC
Contains concise explanations of constitutional laws for such important topics as abortion, gay marriage, and taxes, and provides summaries for some of the most important cases heard by the Supreme Court.
... claimed that the school actually endorsed the existing clubs as contributing to a
wellrounded education, and that none ... School officials in a small town in central
New York had refused to allow the Good News Club, for first to sixth graders, ...
Author: Kent Greenawalt
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Controversial Supreme Court decisions have barred organized school prayer, but neither the Court nor public policy exclude religion from schools altogether. In this book, one of America's leading constitutional scholars asks what role religion ought to play in public schools. Kent Greenawalt explores many of the most divisive issues in educational debate, including teaching about the origins of life, sex education, and when--or whether--students can opt out of school activities for religious reasons. Using these and other case studies, Greenawalt considers how to balance the country's constitutional commitment to personal freedoms and to the separation of church and state with the vital role that religion has always played in American society. Do we risk distorting students' understanding of America's past and present by ignoring religion in public-school curricula? When does teaching about religion cross the line into the promotion of religion? Tracing the historical development of religion within public schools and considering every major Supreme Court case, Greenawalt concludes that the bans on school prayer and the teaching of creationism are justified, and that the court should more closely examine such activities as the singing of religious songs and student papers on religious topics. He also argues that students ought to be taught more about religion--both its contributions and shortcomings--especially in courses in history. To do otherwise, he writes, is to present a seriously distorted picture of society and indirectly to be other than neutral in presenting secularism and religion. Written with exemplary clarity and even-handedness, this is a major book about some of the most pressing and contentious issues in educational policy and constitutional law today.
That pear incident brings to mind another one a bit later, when my mom
dismissed us from Good News Club in our living ... We started tossing the pears
around, and one thing led to another, so before long we were launching them
high into the ...
Author: Dr. David Glass
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Aptos in the fifties was idyllic in every respect. Dr. Ramon Cortines, Teacher, Aptos School, Nationally Known Educator I dont think Ive ever been to Aptos. Authors best friend in high school, a lifelong resident of Felton (12 miles from Aptos) Your dad is SO funny. Soccer mom to authors daughter, also a soccer mom Dirty Dave [authors camp nickname] is the best storyteller we know. First Baptist, Seaside kids to their parents Mr. Glass? . . . Trite! Mr. Tuohey, Cabrillo College English Prof, commenting on authors writing.
The Good News Club Additionally, while public schools and the Department of
Education still exist, there is yet another way to use them for the Religious Right's
purposes. In 2001, the Supreme Court ruled in Good News Club vs. Milford ...
Author: A.F. Alexander
Publisher: A.F. Alexander
There is a deceptive movement to take over the government, courts, education system, media outlets, and American culture with stealth - and it's true. How is this possible? Find out in the pages of this expose, written by an insider who left the Religious Right fold, and now shares why they believe they are mandated to have dominion over every aspect of life in the United States. It reveals how their vision for America is not a democracy at all. - Understand the Religious Right network's blueprint for America. - Meet the Christian Reconstructionists and Dominionists. - Understand the Seven Mountains Mandate, which provides the strategy for a successful takeover. - See why Quiverfull is the template for a proper, traditional family. - Finally, understand the attacks on public schools and teachers. - Find out who the leaders of the movement really are and their successful tactics. - This book explains the rewriting of our nation's history. - Complete with interviews, research, and bibliography included. - Presentation is organized and systematic, while in plain English. - Shares how to get involved and make a difference in your community to protect your rights and preserve democracy.
Author: Jane Hall Fitz-GibbonPublish On: 2012-09-05
The Good News Club is a part of an organization called Child Evangelism
Fellowship, which runs afterschool programs designed to evangelize children.
None of it made sense to me, and the “Good News” seemed like bad news to me.
Author: Jane Hall Fitz-Gibbon
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Like an underground river, the monastic tradition keeps on resurging in a host of unexpected times and places. Secular Monasticism, A Journey describes one of its most recent incarnations. The founders and members of the Lindisfarne Community share with us their bold attempt to be a secular monastic religious order open to the exigencies of the contemporary world. Age-old wisdom once again reveals its perennial relevance in helping us learn how to be followers of Christ in Gods today. Brother John, Taiz In the first five pages, I thought of ten people I know who should read this book: young people, old people, all people tired of taken-for-granted spirituality. Devour this book. Let it help you dream up a way of joining or creating a micro-community of prayer and action that frees you to experiment in following the ways of Christ. Thats what these folks have done. This story helps us imagine ourselves out of the boxes and buildings Christianity has become. The Rev. Dr. Dori Baker, Scholar-in-Residence, The Fund for Theological Education Lindisfarne Community has graciously accepted Gods call to dance with the radical (and sometimes wearying) changes of our time. Like the Celts, they find meaning in their ongoing spiritual evolution through poetry and story, through a willingness to navigate the waters of the soul while remaining fiercely loyal to the good earth that bore us and nurtures us. Like the Celts, this family of secular monastics hungers more for mystical union with the Divine Mystery than for any trappings of earthly renown or success. Carl McColman, author and blogger (from the foreword)
This is a collection of letters of one woman's mission to bring the good news of our Lord and Savior to a community formally known as the Gravel Pit.
Author: Bobby Thornton
This is a collection of letters of one woman's mission to bring the good news of our Lord and Savior to a community formally known as the Gravel Pit. The Gravel Pit was a maze community comprised of little narrow roads and Negro shacks that was taken over by Negro squatters as it was officially the city dump. There was a long winding dead-end road leading to the bottom of the pit that encompassed a circle of shacks infested with roaches and rats. There were two beer joints noted for its drunkenness and fighting. Mrs. Beardshaws mission from the Lord was to start a Bible Club at the Gravel Pit to reach the young boys and girls who never went to church or received any spiritual help. Many that she asked to help had never heard of this place, however with her inspiration, their commitment, and a few set-backs she was able to start this Bible Club that continues today.
It's a club for the good news kids' parents, a club where good news parents have
the opportunity to brag a little, or a lot, about their child's latest honors and
achievements, as well as to listen to a child psychologist lecture about successful
Author: William L. Fibkins
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
This book is about the unintended consequences that can occur when the "good news” process becomes heavily embedded in school life -- a process that creates two different worlds in a school community that often prides itself on fostering unity and belonging.
... concluded that it had improperly excluded the Good News Club based on
viewpoint discrimination. ''[T]he Club seeks to address a subject otherwise
permitted under the rule, the teaching of morals and character, from a religious
Author: Russell L. Weaver
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
A concise, pedagogically rich study guide, Inside Constitutional Law: What Matters and Why, emphasizes the essential components of the law -- how they fit together and why -- to give your students the help that some of them will need to benefit from their casebook reading and classroom experience. A powerful study guide with the full panoply of pedagogical tools: clear explanations of key terms, concepts, relationships, and processes a consistent focus on what matters and why -- through introductions and summaries a rich and dynamic pedagogy that includes: overviews -- what is important in this chapter to an understanding of constitutional law key terms -- highlighted and defined in context cross-references to key terms clear signposting -- generous use of heading levels and visual aids FAQs -- Frequently Asked Questions addressing matters of ambiguity Sidebars -- containing study tips, hypos, cites to authorities, and marginalia graphics -- charts, graphs, figures, and art connections -- a concluding section at the end of every chapter that connects the material covered to other chapters in the book, the field at large, and legal practice uncluttered and attractive 2-color page design From the publishers of the highly respected Examples and Explanations series, the new Inside series, featuring outstanding educators and a consistently rich pedagogical design, will enable many students to approach their course work and class discussion with a firm grasp on subjects that had previously seemed unreachable. *A Teacher's Manual may be available for this book. Teacher 's Manuals are a professional courtesy offered to professors only. For more information or to request a copy, please contact Aspen Publishers at 800-950-5259 or [email protected]
A school newspaper is not a traditional open forum, nor did the school intend to
open it as a forum, so the school could refuse to print advertisements for a family
planning organization. Lamb's Chapel ... Good News/Good Sports Club v. School
Author: David Gibbs III
Publisher: Primedia E-launch LLC
In 1947, the United States Supreme Court took a sharp left turn in its interpretation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution as it was applied to public schools in America. Since then, students, teachers, school officials, parents, and local religious leaders have been struggling to understand the parameters of the Establishment Clause as it relates to religious expression in public schools. This resource is intended to help individuals understand their rights to exercise their faith in the public school arena. It is also designed to help families, students, teachers, school officials, and community leaders sort through the current legal maze of religious expression in America’s public schools.
Award-winning author Beth Vrabel tackles the topic of who should report the news while also focusing on themes of friendship, jealousy, and teamwork in the second book in The Newspaper Club series.
Author: Beth Vrabel
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A group of kid reporters fight for their right to run a newspaper in the second book of the middle-grade Newspaper Club series from an award-winning author. The Cub Report is up and running and getting great response in the sleepy town of Bear Creek, Maine. But when Gordon snaps a photo of an escaped prisoner who is caught in a pigpen, things quickly take a turn for Nellie and her staff. While Nellie fights off jealousy at all the national media attention Gordon is receiving (even from Ellen!) for his amazing shot, the other Cubs are breaking away as parents start questioning the safety (and validity) of a kid-run independent newspaper. But when Gordon's mom and a reporter from another town's newspaper try to shut down The Cub Report for good, Nellie, Gordon, and the club must set aside their issues to save their right to report the news. Award-winning author Beth Vrabel tackles the topic of who should report the news while also focusing on themes of friendship, jealousy, and teamwork in the second book in The Newspaper Club series.
Education adopted a resolution rejecting the Club's request to use Milford's
facilities “for the purpose of conducting religious ... under Milford's policy, it is
clear that the Good News Club teaches morals and character development to
Author: Jamin B. Raskin
Publisher: CQ Press
We the Students is a highly acclaimed resource that has introduced thousands of students to the field of legal studies by covering Supreme Court issues that directly affect them. It examines topics such as students’ access to judicial process; religion in schools; school discipline and punishment; and safety, discrimination and privacy at school. Through meaningful and engagingly written commentary, excerpts of Supreme Court cases (with students as the litigants), and exercises and class projects, author Jamie B. Raskin provides students with the tools they need to gain a deeper appreciation of democratic freedoms and challenges, and underscores their responsibility in preserving constitutional principles. Completely revised and updated, the new, Fourth Edition of We the Students incorporates new Supreme Court cases, new examples, and new exercises to bring constitutional issues to life.
Third, I want to share the good news because it is the very reason for which
Christ came to the planet Earth. Jesus Christ didn't go to the cross just so we
could have happy homes. ... Host a “Good News Club” for neighborhood children
Author: Dennis Rainey
Publisher: Baker Books
Take Time Out of Each Day to Relax and Grow Together In the midst of the stress and pressure of everyday life, Moments Together for Couples will give you and your mate a chance to pause, relax, and draw upon the strength of the Lord. This easy-to-use devotional helps you set aside anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes every day with your spouse to grow closer to God and closer to each other.
In November 2004, the school district issued a press release that pointed out that
the “Declaration of Independence, sections of the United States Constitution ... The 'Good News Club', an after school Christian club meets regularly on campus
Author: Paul Peter Jesep
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Jesus is crucified everyday in the United States. Christians, especially conservatives, show greater hostility toward their own faith and contribute far more to the nations secularization than often wrongly accused atheists, liberals, humanists, Democratic activists, or card carrying members of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). America must examine what it means to be a country of faith. In doing so, citizens should ask how they come together as one nation under the same God where all are welcomed as part of the same national family. Part politics, theology, and constitutional analysis, the book offers a possible answer that speaks to the American soul.
In the New Testament, Jesus applies the image of the shepherd to Himself. He
says ... The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. ... when Jenny was
three years old, a woman in the apartment building took her to a Good News Club.
Author: Billy Graham
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
What hopeless situation troubles your heart? The death of a loved one? The memories of childhood abuse? The diagnosis of terminal illness? The strain of financial failure? A stormy marriage? A body wracked by pain? A lonely sense of emptiness? Into your hopeless situation comes beloved evangelist Billy Graham bearing God's gift of hope, one of the strongest "medicines" known to humanity, an amazing resource that "can cure nearly everything." Filled with unforgettable stories of real-life people and irrefutable lessons of biblical wisdom, Hope for the Troubled Heart inspires and encourages you with God's healing and strengthening truths. It shows you how to cope when your heart is breaking, how to pray through your pain, how to avoid the dark pit of resentment and bitterness, and how to be a comforter to others who hurt. You'll be reminded that "before we can grasp any meaning from suffering we must rest in God's unfailing love." And you'll find the "joy to be discovered in the midst of suffering." Here you'll learn how hope helps troubled hearts find peace.