Monday, March 19, 2012

"Invasion of the Soul Snatchers"

by Edd Doerr

"Invasion of the Soul Snatchers" was the title I used three decades ago for articles in The Humanist and the Americans for Religious Liberty journal Voice of Reason. My subject was the incursion into our public schools of evangelical religious operations bent on proselytizing students. The next issue of Free Inquiry (April/May) will have my review, with the same title, of Katherine Stewart's book The Good News Club: The Christian Right's Stealth Assault on America's Chilldren (Prometheus Books, Public Affairs Press, 2012, 291 pp, $25.99).

Stewart's book may well be one of the most important published this year. Since my articles were published nearly 30 years ago the problem has metastisized, largely under the radar, into something truly frightening.

Stewart's book is must reading not only for Humanists but for the overwhelming majority of Americans who are not evangelical fundamentalists. Read my review in the upcoming Free Inquiry.

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