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Nonbeliever nation : the rise of secular Americans
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New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
262 pages ; 25 cm.
Status:
Bellevue - Adult Non-Fiction
211.6 N718n
Southeast - Adult Non-Fiction
211.6 N718n
Description

A new group of Americans is challenging the reign of the Religious Right

Today, nearly one in five Americans are nonbelievers - a rapidly growing group at a time when traditional Christian churches are dwindling in numbers - and they are flexing their muscles like never before. Yet we still see almost none of them openly serving in elected office, while Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and many others continue to loudly proclaim the myth of America as a Christian nation.

In Nonbeliever Nation , leading secular advocate David Niose explores what this new force in politics means for the unchallenged dominance of the Religious Right. Hitting on all the hot-button issues that divide the country - from gay marriage to education policy to contentious church-state battles - he shows how this movement is gaining traction, and fighting for its rights. Now, Secular Americans--a group comprised not just of atheists and agnostics, but lapsed Catholics, secular Jews, and millions of others who have walked away from religion--are mobilizing and forming groups all over the country (even atheist clubs in Bible-belt high schools) to challenge the exaltation of religion in American politics and public life.

This is a timely and important look at how growing numbers of nonbelievers, disenchanted at how far America has wandered from its secular roots, are emerging to fight for equality and rational public policy.

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Includes index.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"Today's culture wars are more heated than ever. Education, public policy, and the separation between church and state have become a battlefield, and many are frustrated with the success the Religious Right has had in shaping the national agenda, from putting the brakes on gay marriage in California to stripping textbooks in Texas of references to Thomas Jefferson. But today, a growing nonreligious minority, nearly 20 percent of Americans, are finally organizing and taking explicit political positions. In Nonbeliever Nation, David Niose argues that America was never in fact a Christian nation and shows how the Religious Right successfully took control of the social and political narrative. He takes us across the country to meet the secular groups now forming in opposition to that force--from humanist gatherings to the rise of the New Atheists to the explosion of secular groups on college and even high school campuses. Niose discusses their political goals, including lobbying efforts, legal strategies, and outreach through advertising and education, and what still needs to be done to make the secular voice a gamechanger in American politics"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Niose, D. (2012). Nonbeliever nation: the rise of secular Americans. First edition. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Niose, David. 2012. Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Niose, David, Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

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Niose, David. Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans. First edition. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Print.

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