The politics, educational policies, and social values perpetuated by Christian fundamentalists are exposed in this critical perspective on the religious right's role in American society. Statistics and studies of the movement are offered that provide insight into the causes and characteristics of fundamentalism and its effects on minority groups including women, children, African Americans, gays, and lesbians. Essays from a variety of authors consider the path to theocracy, the effect of the theology of inerrancy on politics, and the state of fundamentalism in the United States after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Kimberly Blaker is a syndicated writer and columnist, social advocate, and staunch supporter of the separation of church and state. Her articles and commentaries have appeared in more than 100 publications including the Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, San Francisco Examiner, Los Angeles Daily Journal, and Complete Woman Magazine.