Why the Religious Right Is Wrong About Separation of Church and State

Why the Religious Right Is Wrong About Separation of Church and State Award winning journalist Robert Boston lambastes the zealots of the Religious Right for spreading misinformation about the constitutional principle of the separation of church and state Boston reveals

  • Title: Why the Religious Right Is Wrong About Separation of Church and State
  • Author: Robert Boston
  • ISBN: 9781591021148
  • Page: 412
  • Format: Paperback
  • Award winning journalist Robert Boston lambastes the zealots of the Religious Right for spreading misinformation about the constitutional principle of the separation of church and state Boston reveals how a band of ultraconservative religious groups with a political agenda led primarily by televangelist Pat Robertson is conducting a systematic war aginst the separatioAward winning journalist Robert Boston lambastes the zealots of the Religious Right for spreading misinformation about the constitutional principle of the separation of church and state Boston reveals how a band of ultraconservative religious groups with a political agenda led primarily by televangelist Pat Robertson is conducting a systematic war aginst the separation of church and state The tactics of these groups are designed to exploit unfounded fears and turn the American people against the separationist principle They will not rest, Boston says, until the United States has become a theocracy.To expose the Religious Right s blatant distortions of U.S history and correct its skewed analysis of legal rulings, Boston objectively reviews the evolution of church state relations in the United States and looks at how the separation principle has been applied by the courts He also examines efforts by sectarian groups to win government support for their schools, the school prayer issue, the history of the free exercise of religion, and the controversial role of religion in the public square.Published in cooperation with Americans United for the Separation of Church and State

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    1. Why the Religious Right Is Wrong About Separation of Church and State by Rob Boston What an excellent book! Rob Boston does a wonderful job of illustrating in words the importance of maintaining and supporting the separation of Church and State. Such books are so important because it destroys myths perpetuated by the religious wrong (as I call them). Positives: 1. Well written, with supporting data throughout. 2. Unexpected but welcomed religious history. 3. A lot of valued information covered i [...]

    2. Unlike Susan Jacoby's "Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism" where she provides a chronological review of the separation of church and state laws and Founding Fathers' writings, Rob Boston outlines the myths presented by anti-separationists and the support to debunk these myths. Mr. Boston takes a less confrontational approach to separation of church and state and goes on to explain that religious liberty is can only be obtained by government not supporting one religion over another.

    3. Not exactly a page turner, though one wouldn't properly expect it to be, but very well written and organized. The author's position is clearly stated and supported throughout and avoids becoming mired in nit-picky details. Though most likely targeted toward better informing those that agree with his thesis, the book isn't so hostile to the opposition as to be useless in swaying opinion.

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