Attack of the Theocrats: How the Religious Right Harms Us All--and What We Can Do about It

Attack of the Theocrats: How the Religious Right Harms Us All--and What We Can Do about It

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by Sean Faircloth
     
 

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While much of the public debate in the United States over church-state issues has focused on the construction of nativity scenes in town squares and the addition of "under God" to the Pledge, Faircloth, who served ten years in the Maine legislature and is now Director of Strategy & Policy for the U.S. branch of the Richard Dawkins Foundation, moves beyond the… See more details below

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While much of the public debate in the United States over church-state issues has focused on the construction of nativity scenes in town squares and the addition of "under God" to the Pledge, Faircloth, who served ten years in the Maine legislature and is now Director of Strategy & Policy for the U.S. branch of the Richard Dawkins Foundation, moves beyond the symbolism to explore the many ways federal and state legal codes privilege religion in law.

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"I've devoted the last twenty years of my professional life to pointing out unscientific assertions that harm or swindle innocent people. It becomes particularly insidious when unsound reasoning is used to justify and apply unjust laws. This book describes this very real problem in America today, then offers a bold plan to do something about it."
James Randi, founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation

"Sean Faircloth is doing such important work. There's not a doubt in my mind that if he was (suddenly, inexplicably) zapped back in time to meet Thomas Jefferson, that the Founding Father would clap him on the shoulder and say 'Thanks.'"
Adam Savage, co-host of MythBusters

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780984493272
Publisher:
Pitchstone Publishing
Publication date:
02/01/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
310,586
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0 MB

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Bill Nye
"Faircloth makes a compelling case for people everywhere to steadily reestablish Thomas Jefferson's fundamental idea and keep religions out of politics. Read this, and you'll become a Constitution thumper."

-Bill Nye the Science Guy

Susan Jacoby
"What does the erosion of America's noble separation of church and state the basis of the first secular government in the world have to do with your everyday life? In this lively and historically grounded survey, the author explains why the thirty-year-old assault on church-state separation affects all of us. . . . Nothing could be more timely than this reminder that the founders left God out of the Constitution to provide citizens of every faith and no faith the freedom to act on their consciences. We ignore this historic liberty, the gift of America's founding generation, at our peril."

-Susan Jacoby, author of Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism and The Age of American Unreason

James Randi
"I've devoted the last twenty years of my professional life to pointing out unscientific assertions that harm or swindle innocent people. It becomes particularly insidious when unsound reasoning is used to justify and apply unjust laws. This book describes this very real problem in American today, then offers a bold plan to do something about it."

-James Randi, founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation

From the Publisher
"I've devoted the last twenty years of my professional life to pointing out unscientific assertions that harm or swindle innocent people. It becomes particularly insidious when unsound reasoning is used to justify and apply unjust laws. This book describes this very real problem in America today, then offers a bold plan to do something about it."
James Randi, founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation

"Sean Faircloth is doing such important work. There's not a doubt in my mind that if he was (suddenly, inexplicably) zapped back in time to meet Thomas Jefferson, that the Founding Father would clap him on the shoulder and say 'Thanks.'"
Adam Savage, co-host of MythBusters

Adam Savage
"Sean Faircloth is doing such important work. There's not a doubt in my mind that if he was (suddenly, inexplicably) zapped back in time to meet Thomas Jefferson, that the Founding Father would clap him on the shoulder and say 'Thanks.'"

-Adam Savage, co-host and executive producer of MythBusters

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