News - June 1996

Book on Pat Robertson and his Christian Coalition

If you are one of the many who look at the Christian Coalition's Pat Robertson as a rather benign televangelist who happens to not think nicely of queers, may we highly suggest your buying and reading Robert Boston's "The Most Dangerous Man In America? Pat Robertson and the Rise of the Christian Coalition," published by Prometheus Books.

Boston, assistant director of communication for Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, and assistant editor of "Church and State" magazine, says of his book, "This book is designed to be a warning. Consider it a fire alarm, ringing loudly and warning of immediate danger -- that an intolerant extremist now comes perilously close to holding the reins of American politics. It is an examination of his views, his inconsistencies and hypocrisy, and frankly, his power."

The cover piece says, "Televangelist Pat Robertson has built one of the most powerful religious-political movements in American history. His Christian Coalition's empire extends across the nation, encompasses nearly every media form, has legal and educational outlets, and is now so influential that presidential hopefuls court its favor. Despite this, many Americans are unaware of Robertson's extremism or his theocratic agenda. Government under Robertson's control would regress to a point where freedom for gays, women, and even those Christians who do not espouse Robertson's own brand of fundamentalism would be virtually nonexistent. And with the Christian Coalition's current hold over the Republican party, Robertson himself would not have to be in the White House to have control. By examining Robertson's own works, author Robert Boston exposes the Christian Coalition's ultimate goal of destroying the wall that separates church and state.

If you can't find it in your local bookstore, order it from Americans United for Separation of Church and State, 1816 Jefferson Place N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 for $14.95 each.

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