religious right

  • DeSantis Knows Path to Victory Runs Through Right-Wing Churches

    by Katherine Stewart

    Ron DeSantis's efforts to outflank Donald Trump to win the allegiance of Christian nationalists will determine whether he can become the GOP nominee. The lengths he's gone to already to court that constituency should scare supporters of democracy. 

  • Who Is a Christian Nationalist?

    by Samuel L. Perry and Andrew L. Whitehead

    New survey data says that the growing Christian Nationalist movement is broader than previously believed, and a potential political force in many places. 

  • Trump Has Mainstreamed Christian Nationalism, Despite its History of Violence

    by Samuel Perry

    The Trump administration and the current wave of MAGA candidates have openly embraced Christian nationalist themes that were once confined to the far-right and white supremacist fringe. It's vital that the historical violence associated with these ideas is not forgotten. 

  • Kathleen Wellman on How the Religious Right Hijacked History

    "These textbooks, unlike the work of historians, dismisses much of human history and denigrates most human accomplishments. Only human efforts undertaken to support 'biblical truth,' meaning evangelical Protestantism, are godly and have any value; all others reflect sinful 'humanism'."

  • The Christian Right's History is Bad Scholarship, But Great SCOTUS Lobbying

    by Lauren R. Kerby

    Two consequential court rulings hinged on historical interpretation of abortion and gun rights. The court's majority borrowed this history from the religious right's campaign to craft a historical narrative to justify white Protestant nationalism.

  • Is the Right Now Post-Religious? If Only!

    by Jacques Berlinerblau

    A high-profile op-ed by Nate Hochman obfuscates the continued significance of strains of Christian nationalism to the rising far right and falsely claims this movement is a secular one. 

  • The Shock Troops of the Next Big Lie

    by Katherine Stewart

    A historian of the religious right argues that the movement has recently integrated the Trumpist myth of stolen elections into its political mobilization of evangelical pastors.