November 11, 2013
Host: Lindsay Beyerstein
Point of Inquiry, the flagship podcast of the Center for Inquiry, presents a special episode recorded before a live audience at the 2013 CFI Summit in Tacoma, Washington, with new co-host Lindsay Beyerstein.
The fundamentalist, Christian right’s influence and impact on our schools and the educating of our children is the subject of the new book The Good News Club: The Christian Right’s Stealth Assault on America’s Children. Its author, Katherine Stewart, is our guest on this edition of Point of Inquiry, available in both video and audio.
What are these “Good News Clubs” and what is their influence on schools across the nation? Evolution and sex education are just two of the avenues these religious organizations are using to inject their brand of far-right Christianity (and Judaism and Scientology, surprisingly) into our public schools.
Stewart has published two novels about 21st century journalism, written freelance for such publications as Newsweek International, Rolling Stone, The New York Observer, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Daily Beast, Bloomberg View and Religion Dispatches.
Next week we'll bring you another episode of Point of Inquiry, as co-host Josh Zepps interviews Bill Nye the Science Guy!