Author of the book The Good News Club
Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. Iâ€™m Rob Lorei. Coming up today weâ€™ll speak with author Katherine Stewart â€“ sheâ€™s written a book called THE GOOD LUCK CLUB. In it she says that thereâ€™s a campaign by fundamentalist Christians to take back Americaâ€™s public schools.
In January, 2009, Katherine Stewart learned that the Santa Barbara public elementary school her children attended had added a Bible study class called the "Good News Club" to its
afterschool program. Stewart's curiosity turned to concern as she discovered that the unstated purpose of the club, which is sponsored by the Child Evangelism Fellowship, is to
convey the impression to its young members and their schoolmates that their school favors a particular form of the Christian religion. She soon learned that the Good News Club-a
seemingly spontaneous and voluntary after-school program-was in fact part of a larger, calculated initiative by national advocacy groups whose declared aim is to "take back"
America's public schools and repurpose them with a Fundamentalist Christian agenda. Katherine Stewart joins us live FMIcomments powered by Disqus