Attack of the Theocrats! How the Religious Right Harms Us All - and What We Can Do About It

by Sean Faircloth


At no time in American history has the United States had such a high percentage of theocratic members of Congress--those who expressly endorse religious bias in law. Just as ominously, at no other time have religious fundamentalists effectively had veto power over one of the country's two major political parties. As Sean Faircloth argues, this has led to the crumbling of the country's most cherished founding principle--the wall separating church and state--and presages even more crumbling. Sean Faircloth served ten years in the Maine legislature, his last term as Majority Whip. Faircloth spearheaded over thirty laws many to do with the well-being of children, and maintained a 100% voting record with the Maine Women's Lobby. Faircloth is Director of Strategy & Policy with the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science. He goes on to demonstrate how religious bias in law harms all Americans--financially, militarily, physically, socially, and educationally. Sounding a much-needed alarm for all who care about the future direction of the country, Faircloth concludes by offering an inspiring vision for returning America to its secular roots, one that remembers that the United States is, above all, one nation under the Constitution.

"Faircloth makes such a compelling case." -- Bill Nye The Science Guy 

"Faircloth is doing such important work." -- Mythbusters Co-Host and Executive Producer, Adam Savage

"This book...offers a bold plan." -- James Randi

"An inspiring and invigorating vision." -- Richard Dawkins

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