More cause for concern regarding Access Ministries

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This latest revelation over the tactics of Access Ministries does nothing to allay fears discussed in earlier posts. Here is an excerpt from the offending cartoon. Mike Stuchbery has written a great article here from the point of view of a teacher in the Victorian system.

Despite their protestations that they are not proselytising, there can be no denying it once you look at the full cartoon, which you can find here.

Not only is that a concern, but their distinct lack of judgement and compassion regarding a very serious issue for school children (I’m referring to bullying), only serves to demonstrate in which direction their priorities lie. And it’s not in developing well-balanced young adults; rather, they seem bent on mass-producing gospel-reciting robots.

I ask again: why is it that fundamentalist religious types are the least ‘christian’ people in our society?


3 thoughts on “More cause for concern regarding Access Ministries

    Blamer .. said:
    May 6, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    I wonder whether their strategy is an unconscious one, ie. motivated reasoning. If via their SRI/CRE material they’re undermining teachers, they’re justifying the “support” their Chaplains can provide for them.

    Chaplains, let’s be clear, who do nothing that the teachers themselves do and would be doing more of if the funding schools desperately need wasn’t instead being syphoned through ACCESS Ministries.

    rationalbrain said:
    May 6, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Yes, interesting point.
    And besides, those nasty teachers also probably teach them that terrible science stuff, right?

    […] is being provided by Access Ministries, of which I’ve written plenty, for example, here, here and here. And it’s not just one or two – it’s hundreds apparently. The figures are […]

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