SOURCE: The New Republic
Five of the court's current justices are already comfortable with a "free exercise supremacy" approach that casts the rights of the religious to mold society to their faith as superior to the rights of women, gays, and minorities to live with dignity.
SOURCE: New York Times
Law professors Lee Epstein and Eric Posner argue that the conservative bloc on the court has shifted from the libertarianism favored by big business to a more aggressive religious activism.
SOURCE: Made By History at The Washington Post
by John W. Compton
Evangelical Christians in the political arena today support conservative Republicans. It's not just because the Democratic party moved too far left; the leaders of the New Right purged moderate Evangelicals from the ranks in the 1970s and left the religious left without a clear partisan home.
by Katherine Stewart
Christian nationalism today is a political movement, and its primary goal is power. Its ultimate aim, formulated by R.J. Rushdoony, is to replace our modern constitutional Republic with a “biblical” order that derives its legitimacy not from the people but from God and the Bible – or, at least, the God and the Bible that men like Rushdoony claimed to know.
SOURCE: The Conversation
by William Trollinger
Christian fundamentalists have become a politically powerful group since the movement’s foundation in 1919.
SOURCE: The Boston Globe
Though opposition to abortion is what many think fueled the powerful conservative white evangelical right, 81 percent of whom voted for Donald Trump, it was really school integration.
SOURCE: The Cornell Daily Sun
“The old cross-denominational coalition of the religious right, one that had been in place since the 1970s has been deeply fragmented.”
SOURCE: Huffington Post
by Steven Conn
The pope is saying it is time for a new kind of political conversation.
by Ira Chernus
How quickly Christian evangelicals forget their movement has a long history of demanding government intervention.
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