To: Christopher Baker @ 1:374/14 Date: 24 Sep 94 23:30:05 Subj: Assault on Public Schools

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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) Workshops on: 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; PLEASE DISSEMINATE!


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