1. The men who wrote the Bill of Rights were understandably concerned not with the disproportionate power of any minority but with what? (269).
2. Who was dubbed “the father of hate radio?” (276).
3. In what year were the words “under God” added to the Pledge of Allegiance. (287).
4. On the right, Enlightenment bashers were only too ready to place the responsibility for communism (and even Nazism) at the door of what? (291).
5. Who wrote “The separation of church and state is extremely important to any of us who hold to the original traditions of our nation.” (300).
6. Churches and their leaders have a perfect right, of course, to make the case for their moral views and social values, whether conservative or liberal, in both political and nonpolitical venues. But they do not have the right to do so with immunity from criticism simply because what? (313).
7. The secularist victories, of the postwar [WWII] area, were achieved mainly where? (314).
8. Many closet atheists preferred to call themselves what? (316).
Alternative discussion questions.
1. Where do you see parallels today to what Vashti McCollum experienced from the hate mail she received because she refused to sign the “released time” form for her son?
2. Was the use of God popular with business and religious leaders in the 50s and 60s because it allowed them to control employees and citizens?