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Yet, even now, most Americans fail to realize the magnitude of problems posed by our own countrys Christian fundamentalism and Religious Right. We regard such dogmatism as odd but non-threatening. We reason, "Why should we be concerned, so long as it doesnt affect us?"
But the problem does affect all of us. It affects those women and children in fundamentalist Christian homes who suffer severe emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. It affects minorities, particularly African-Americans, and gays and lesbians.
Equally disconcerting, the problem affects adherents of non-fundamentalist faiths and those with no religious beliefs who are prime targets of fundamentalists prejudicial attitudes. To the Christian Right in America, even mainstream Christians whose tenets differ from those of conservative Christianity are violators of the will of God and must reform. American Christian fundamentalists are working to change laws of our land and thus force all Americans to conform to strict religious ideologies.
Kimberly Blakers The Fundamentals of Extremism: The Christian Right in America is not just another book on the Religious Right. John Shelby Spong, best-selling author of Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism calls Blakers book "a thorough analysis of a present crisis." In this stark and troubling account of the Religious Rights vision for America, readers will come face-to-face with fundamentalist goals and tactics that have long been under way.
Blakers carefully documented and compelling narrative exposes the full spectrum of issues on the Christian fundamentalist agenda. Rarely have these issues been examined so thoroughly; at least one has never been examined and exposed nationally.
This absorbing exposé urges mainstream Americans to recognize and oppose the encroachment of Christian fundamentalism on our secular society. It is a stirring appeal for religious freedom and the protection of civil liberties for allincluding for the extremists who would deny such rights to others. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is a great read if you believe that the Religious right in this country has gone to far with their influence in our govt. Read morePublished 24 days ago by o edward smith
One of the most frightening books ever written about the effects of religion on the American society.Published 2 months ago by Terrell G. Bennett
You'll see a lot of bad reviews from the brainwashed Fundamentals, but, having read quite a few books on this subject, I have to say this is one of the best. Read morePublished 7 months ago by JTR
An interesting perspective and thought provoking. It certainly made me think about the potential for far reaching consequences if the subject is not studied by the powers that be.Published 10 months ago by Helen BB
Great book, and it deserves more circulation. Most people say that religion does so much good, but this shows the dark side, which is predominant.Published 13 months ago by Ronald W. Herman
This is an excellent, well researched and documented primer on the aims and tactics of the "Christian" right wing. Read morePublished on July 29, 2006 by watzizname
I strongly encourage the thoughtful reader to consider this book alongside any of the sloppily-produced, poorly-edited, "these people are attempting to destroy our country" books... Read morePublished on April 6, 2006 by Laura S. Heiman
I found this book to be based more on emotion than fact. The facts that were used were blown way out of proportion and context. Read morePublished on November 16, 2005 by starfish
I have a Ph.D studying the Christian right and this is the worst book on Fundamentalism and the Christian Right that I have ever seen. Read morePublished on August 3, 2005 by Punk Doctor