From: Charles Sumner @ 1:2613/240
To: Christopher Baker @ 1:374/14
Date: 24 Sep 94 23:30:05
Subj: Assault on Public Schools
SIXTY PERCENT of the American people are not familiar with the
Christian Coalition. - survey by People for the American Way
"We think the Lord is going to give us this nation back one
precinct at a time, one neighborhood at a time and one state at
a time." - RALPH REED, executive director, Christian Coalition
"Our goal must be simple: We must have a Christian nation built
on God's law, on the Ten Commandments. No apologies."
- RANDALL TERRY
"You say, 'You're supposed to be nice to the Episcopalians and
the Presbyterians and the Methodists ...' - nonsense! I don't
have to be nice to the spirit of the anti-Christ!"
- PAT ROBERTSON, Christian Coalition
Essentially, Religious Right activists want THEIR interpretation of
the Bible written into secular law. This is not democracy, it is
theocracy, and it impacts every corner of your life - political,
social, religious, and moral.
The following conference is for concerned citizens, educators,
school board members, religious leaders, parents.
PUBLIC SCHOOLS UNDER ASSAULT: Why the Religious Right Must Lose
National Conference November 13-14, 1994
at Washington Vista Hotel, Washington, DC
Sponsored by Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Featuring sessions on:
Public Schools and Character: Have Values Been expelled? (debate)
Student Religious Expression: Are Public Schools Hostile? (debate)
A Report Card on the Public Schools:
Combatting the Religious Right's Big Lie (panel)
Religious Right Takeovers: How to Respond
Effective Advocacy of Separationist Ideas: Spreading the Word.
Building Coalitions and Grassroots Organizing: Nuts and Bolts
(Law and theology students will have a more extensive program.
Chapter leaders will have training sessions. An interfaith clergy
breakfast will be held.)
Space is filling quickly; REGISTER SOON. Registration is only $25.
Deadlines: special hotel rate - October 11; Conference registration
- October 17. Phone 202-466-2587 or write Americans United
Conference Manager, 1816 Jefferson Avenue NW, Washington DC 20036.
AMERICANS UNITED publishes the award-winning journal "Church and
State" and books and pamphlets, litigates, works with local leaders,
testifies before government bodies, promotes church-state separation
in news media. The executive director is Barry Lynn, known to many
from his media appearances. The organization was founded in 1947
and is operated by trustees and a National Advisory Council of
prominent people from all walks of life and different religious
beliefs (or none.)
Ask your Fidonet BBS to carry the national computer echo called
Church and State. For further information: Charles Sumner, 1:2613/270;