Back in 2001, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a ruling in a case called Good News Club v. Milford Central School. The legal tussle concerned a public elementary school in New York that didn’t want to allow an evangelical Christian group to meet in classrooms right after the school day.
By Katherine Stewart
When the music starts there are only two left on the dance floor, you know they’re going to have to tango. Even if they squirm at the very sight of the other. That, more or less, was the scene as Donald Trump and the Religious Right reached out to each other at a recent “Conversation” in New York City.
If you have children, there’s a good chance you’ve worked hard to instill in them the values you hold, whether those values are religious or secular.
If you’re a Christian, a Jew, a Hindu, a Pagan, a humanist, etc. you probably raised your children in that faith or philosophy. If it was important to you, you likely wanted it to be important to them.
A journalist who exposed the Religious Right’s efforts to infiltrate America’s public schools and a Mississippi student who bravely challenged unlawful religious activity at her public high school were recognized by Americans United for Separation of Church and State on Nov. 10.
Katherine Stewart, author of The Good News Club: The Christian Right’s Stealth Assault on America’s Children, received Americans United’s Person of the Year Award.
Americans United has successfully foiled plans by a county council in Washington state to hand over thousands of taxpayer dollars to a Christian fundamentalist group that targets young children for conversion.
Americans United sent a letter Monday to officials on the Pierce County Council warning them that their proposal to give $7,000 to Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) could result in legal action.