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The Fundamentalist Revolution

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Christian Fundamentalism has crept into the halls of our government rendering the Republican Party unrecognizeable to mainstream Americans. Joining us tonight is Frank Schaeffer, the definitive expert on the dangers of the religious right.

His new book, "Sex, Mom and God: How the Bible's Strange Take on Sex Led to Crazy Politics--and How I Learned to Love Women (and Jesus) Anyway," just hit the stands and promises to be just as timely and important as all of his others.

Vicent Bugliosi says: " With devastating insight he shows how the unholy alliance between the morally hypocritical religious right and the Republican Party has materially altered the landscape of American life."

Max Blumenthal says: "Schaeffer's latest blends a penetrating analysis of political extremism with a moving and, at times, hilarious account of his experience of growing up in one of the Christian right's most influential families. With characteristic courage and sensitivity, Schaeffer brings the dark sexual obsessions of the movement into the light, describing the pathology behind its politics while exposing the damage it has done to designated enemies and naive followers alike."

Schaeffer combines wit and wisdom to paint a vivid picture of one of the most troubling problems faced by Americans today. The continued and sustained efforts by the Fundamentalists to infiltrate and capture the hearts and minds of the people and the government have been rewarded with much success and should scare the hell out of us. We will explore this phenomenon, Schaeffer's perspective, what this holds for the future, and what we can do to stop the spread of theocratic domination.