Attack of the Theocrats

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

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Synopsis

At no time in history has the United States had such a high percentage of theocratic members of Congressthose who expressly endorse religious bias in law. Just as ominously, especially for those who share the values and views of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, at no other time have religious fundamentalists effectively had veto power over one of the country's two major political parties. As Sean Faircloth argues in this deeply sobering yet highly engaging book, this has led to the crumbling of the country's most cherished founding principlethe wall of separation between church and state. 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 of Allegiance, former politician and lobbyist Faircloth moves beyond the symbolism to explore the many ways federal and state legal codes privilege religion in law. He demonstrates in vivid detail how religious bias in law harms all Americansfinancially, militarily, physically, socially, and educationallyand directs special attention to the outlandish words, views, and policy proposals of the most theocratic politicians. Sounding a much-needed alarm for all who care about the future direction of the country, Faircloth concludes by offering an inspiring 10-point vision of an America returned to its secular roots and by providing a specific and sensible plan for realizing this vision.

Book information

ISBN: 9780984493258
Publisher: Pitchstone Publishing
Imprint: Pitchstone Publishing
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 165
Weight: 282g
Height: 154mm
Width: 228mm
Spine width: 10mm