Secular Parenting Book Deliberately Kept Off Shelves
It's no surprise when a story like this comes to light. But it's always aggravating to be reminded how knee-jerk American culture has become when confronted with ideas outside the dubious 'norm.'
I urge people to follow the link and check out the book in the story--Parenting Beyond Belief--that illuminates how parents can raise moral, ethical children without relying on dogmatic spiritual disciplines. From the book's website:
"Parenting Beyond Belief is a book for loving and thoughtful parents who wish to raise their children without religion. There are scores of books available for religious parents. Now there's one for the rest of us."
All are invited to get involved by writing letters to magazines or ordering copies from local libraries. At the least, it should have a chance to stand or sink of its own merit in review forums at the magazines that deal exclusively in its subject matter, just like any other parenting book.
The author, Dale McGowan, sent this update to those of us who contributed articles to Parenting Beyond Belief:
Several parenting magazines are declining to review the book for fear of offending religious subscribers, and a few retailers are declining to stock the book, claiming there is no market for it. It is essential that we demonstrate otherwise, so please put all promotional oars in the water as soon as possible.