Anyone who has followed this blog knows how deplorable I feel the Good News Club’s practices are. They’re psychologically abusive, predatory, deceiving, and underhanded. I’ve given several talks where I’ve discussed their methods, and have had countless discussions with folks who are concerned about their impact and accessibility to the most vulnerable among us. In those discussions, I’ve often urged you to stay vigilant, speak up, even attend GNC meetings, and make sure they know we’re watching.
This morning, I came across a tweet from a public elementary school in Missouri that linked back to a public Facebook post. The school was reminding parents of a Good News Club meeting this week. And well, since I’m part of the public, I thought I’d respond:
I’m sure I’ll be blocked soon, but I’ve said my piece, and someone in the school’s administration will read it. It’s quite possible that some parents will also read it. It’s also possible that some affiliated with the GNC may read it. If you feel so inclined, feel free to stop by and share your thoughts as well.
It’s important that things like this don’t go unresponded to. It’s important that people know we’re there, and that the Good News Club isn’t operating without oversight. Writing a Facebook comment takes less than a few minutes and could have a significant impact. It could actually save a kid from being sent to an abusive environment.
There is no better time than now to get involved — in any way you can.
Be rational. Be outspoken. Be heard.
UPDATE: The school removed the post but did not block me. So at a minimum, simply commenting prompted removal of their reminder about the GNC meeting. I can only hope that will cause at least one of the parents to forget to send their kids.