Workshop To Teach Public School Teachers How To Proselytize In School

Because no legal or moral principles matter more to some fundamentalists than their drive to evangelize:

“Every day, 55 million American children and their teachers show up for school. For the nearly 90% who attend a public school, the ACLU and other anti-Christian organizations have systematically stripped almost every vestige of Christianity from their schools. But there is still a powerful remnant of Christianity that even the ACLU cannot remove-the Christian teachers, coaches, students and parents themselves!”

So begins the brochure for the Salt & Light workshop to be held at First Baptist Church of Central Florida on Friday, July 16, from 8 a.m. until noon.

“Are you a bold witness for Jesus Christ” in the public school in which you teach other people’s children? Or are you too afraid to turn your students to Christ because of the separation of church and state?

The Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools (SBACS) and the Florida Baptist Convention have teamed up with the Liberty Council (a legal advocacy group that helps Christians get around the wall of separation), to host a morning workshop in which they will teach public school teachers, administrators, staff, parents, students, or anyone who wants to attend, how they can skirt not only the law, but the immorality of preaching to other people’s children.

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Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.