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The Resource God and government : twenty-five years of fighting for equality, secularism, and freedom of conscience, by Barry W. Lynn

God and government : twenty-five years of fighting for equality, secularism, and freedom of conscience, by Barry W. Lynn

Label
God and government : twenty-five years of fighting for equality, secularism, and freedom of conscience
Title
God and government
Title remainder
twenty-five years of fighting for equality, secularism, and freedom of conscience
Statement of responsibility
by Barry W. Lynn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lynn, Barry W
Dewey number
322/.10973
Index
index present
LC call number
BR516
LC item number
.L96 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Church and state
  • Christianity and politics
  • Religious right
  • Freedom of religion
  • Religious pluralism
  • Religious tolerance
Label
God and government : twenty-five years of fighting for equality, secularism, and freedom of conscience, by Barry W. Lynn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Schools Are Still a Battlefield, But We Are Winning -- Never Use This Line When Discussing Church and State Issues: "As Long as There Are Math Tests, There Will Be Prayer in Schools" -- Stealth Evangelism-Troubling Encounters with "Unequal Access" -- Religious Right Activists: Ever Insatiable, Ever Innovative -- The Evoking Debate... on Evolution -- If We Can't Change Public School Curricula, Let's Just Destroy Public Schools -- The Religious Right: The More Things Change, the More the Weirdness Continues -- Who Is the Religious Right? -- Religious Right Tactics: From Initiatives to License Plates to Church Rehab to Taking Over the Military and the Courts... (and to Sending People to Death Row, for Good Measure) -- Acts of God-Reaction: Give Us Your Money -- "Religion in the Military" -- The Judiciary -- Takin' It to the Supreme Court -- When Government Officials Pray, Get Out the TV Cameras; When They Put Up the Ten Commandments, Don't Expect Them to Follow Them -- Chaplains in Congress -- Religious Displays -- Does the Religious Right Hate Everybody? Answer: Yes -- Minority Religious Groups -- Atheists -- Women -- LGBTQ Community -- Death and Dying -- The Big Wall-Bangers (aka the Biggest Threats to Church-State Separation)-Faith-Based Funding and Religiously Motivated Refusals -- Faith-Based Initiatives -- Religious Refusals: "We don't have to obey the civil law because..." -- Canon Law/Abuse by Priests -- Religion in Politics -- We Know that Religion Is Getting More Political... -- But Are Politicians Getting More "Religious"? -- Why Does Anybody Spend Their Adult Life Doing This? -- Nice Famous People -- Strange Persons of a "Religious Right" Bent -- Awards -- Alternative Universes: Cinematic Achievement and a Bizarre Capitol Hill Hearing -- Concluding Thoughts: The Future Looks Brighter
Control code
sky274320738
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9781633880245
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015004942
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Note
mv 12/15
Label
God and government : twenty-five years of fighting for equality, secularism, and freedom of conscience, by Barry W. Lynn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Schools Are Still a Battlefield, But We Are Winning -- Never Use This Line When Discussing Church and State Issues: "As Long as There Are Math Tests, There Will Be Prayer in Schools" -- Stealth Evangelism-Troubling Encounters with "Unequal Access" -- Religious Right Activists: Ever Insatiable, Ever Innovative -- The Evoking Debate... on Evolution -- If We Can't Change Public School Curricula, Let's Just Destroy Public Schools -- The Religious Right: The More Things Change, the More the Weirdness Continues -- Who Is the Religious Right? -- Religious Right Tactics: From Initiatives to License Plates to Church Rehab to Taking Over the Military and the Courts... (and to Sending People to Death Row, for Good Measure) -- Acts of God-Reaction: Give Us Your Money -- "Religion in the Military" -- The Judiciary -- Takin' It to the Supreme Court -- When Government Officials Pray, Get Out the TV Cameras; When They Put Up the Ten Commandments, Don't Expect Them to Follow Them -- Chaplains in Congress -- Religious Displays -- Does the Religious Right Hate Everybody? Answer: Yes -- Minority Religious Groups -- Atheists -- Women -- LGBTQ Community -- Death and Dying -- The Big Wall-Bangers (aka the Biggest Threats to Church-State Separation)-Faith-Based Funding and Religiously Motivated Refusals -- Faith-Based Initiatives -- Religious Refusals: "We don't have to obey the civil law because..." -- Canon Law/Abuse by Priests -- Religion in Politics -- We Know that Religion Is Getting More Political... -- But Are Politicians Getting More "Religious"? -- Why Does Anybody Spend Their Adult Life Doing This? -- Nice Famous People -- Strange Persons of a "Religious Right" Bent -- Awards -- Alternative Universes: Cinematic Achievement and a Bizarre Capitol Hill Hearing -- Concluding Thoughts: The Future Looks Brighter
Control code
sky274320738
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9781633880245
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015004942
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Note
mv 12/15

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