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CHILD EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP INC
June 25, 2014

The CEF seeks to infiltrate the public schools in order to indoctrinate small children with the viewpoint that their fundamentalist Christian principles and dogma are the only truth. They operate so-called Good News Clubs whose mission is to convert the children to their religious dogma and use them as a cadre to induct other children (and even their parents) into their circle. Their message to the children is that any other religious beliefs (or none) will bring down the wrath of God on them, their families, and their friends. They bring adult leaders (armed with cookies, candy, and balloons) into elementary and middle school classrooms immediately following the school day and engage the children in Christian-based activities. To the children, the adult leaders are indistinguishable from their teachers, giving them the same mantle of authority for everything they say. The schools are virtually powerless to resist this invasion because of a bizarre 2001 Supreme Court ruling (Good News Club v. Milford Central School) which, stated simply, their practice of religion was merely free speech of a "viewpoint" and thereby protected by the 1st Amendment "free speech" clause. Their activity has divided and destroyed communities, schools, even families. The complete story is extensively documented in a book entitled "The Good News Clubs", by Katherine Stewart.

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put it on the DHS list of terrorist organizations.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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General Member of the Public

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CHILD EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP INC
February 18, 2013

The CEF seeks to infiltrate the public schools in order to indoctrinate small children with the viewpoint that their fundamentalist Christian principles and dogma are the only truth. They operate so-called Good News Clubs whose mission is to convert the children to their religious dogma and use them as a cadre to induct other children (and even their parents) into their circle. Their message to the children is that any other religious beliefs (or none) will bring down the wrath of God on them, their families, and their friends. They bring adult leaders (armed with cookies, candy, and balloons) into elementary and middle school classrooms immediately following the school day and engage the children in Christian-based activities. To the children, the adult leaders are indistinguishable from their teachers, giving them the same mantle of authority for everything they say. The schools are virtually powerless to resist this invasion because of a bizarre 2001 Supreme Court ruling (Good News Club v. Milford Central School) which, stated simply, their practice of religion was merely free speech of a "viewpoint" and thereby protected by the 1st Amendment "free speech" clause. Their activity has divided and destroyed communities, schools, even families. The complete story is extensively documented in a book entitled "The Good News Clubs", by Katherine Stewart.

More feedback

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public