Pictured Below: A Book You Just Bought

A page from a fundamentalist Christian book teaching about original sin

Last week, news outlets exposed that most applicants for Arizona's private school voucher program were already using private schools.

This week, it was revealed that vouchers—a prepaid debit card loaded with your tax dollars—have been approved to be spent on education “experiences,” such as home gyms, snow cone machines, family whale watching tours, dog grooming tools, and playplace memberships.

We also just discovered that the state has approved parents to spend vouchers on fundamentalist Christian curricula and activity sets.

These aren’t educational items made to teach kids about world religions. These materials explicitly teach kids a literal interpretation of the Bible; creationism; that evolution is a myth; how to pray; and how to “defend the truth of the gospel.”

Don't believe us? See for yourself at the state's page here. Search for keyword “Bible” and study the product descriptions. (Materials’ content is exposed by zooming in on pictures and video.)

Let’s be clear. If religious parents want to buy these items, that’s their right. But the rest of us—especially those of us with different beliefs—shouldn’t pay for it.

What can you do?


Next Friday: A Talk with Meg O'Connor

Our special guest Sept. 16th at 12pm is Meg O'Connor, award-winning senior reporter for The Appeal, who will discuss policing and reproductive rights post-Roe in AZ.

Fixing the Framers' Failure

America began with the words “we hold these choose to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…”
But the framers of our Constitution failed to live up to these words.
On Thursday Sept 22nd 6:30pm, Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix will continue a weekly series exploring how and why. Join us on Zoom or in person at HSGP.

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