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Conservative Evangelicals

  1. voting rights
    Churchy Republicans Attack ‘Souls to the Polls’A crackdown on Sunday voting is one of the more hypocritical of the voting-suppression methods pursued by Georgia’s Christian right.
  2. conservatism
    What Can Republicans Do to Make ‘Conservative Populism’ More Popular?From identifying a few ways to re-redistribute resources to their constituencies to restricting the franchise, Republicans are battling the future.
  3. vision 2020
    GOP Hopes That Amy Coney Barrett Would Fire Up the Base FizzledIt’s unclear that killing Garland’s confirmation or forcing Kavanaugh’s did electoral magic for the GOP. The non-fight over Barrett sure won’t.
  4. vision 2020
    Trump Disrespects His Religious Followers, Former Aides SayConservative Evangelical leaders may cynically accept a transactional relationship with a heathenish president, but in the pews they still believe.
  5. supreme court
    Are Amy Coney Barrett’s Religious Views Fair Game for Tough Questions?Charismatic Catholicism may seem alien to many Americans. But Barrett’s critics really need to educate themselves before diving down rabbit holes.
  6. vision 2020
    Could Dumping Pence Be a Last-Minute Game Changer for Trump?Incapable of changing his ways to salvage reelection, Trump might decide blaming the coronavirus mess on Pence and dropping him is the only option.
  7. lies
    Cops and the Culture WarThere’s an old purpose behind the milkshake lie.
  8. george floyd protests
    Christian Right Leaders Loved Trump’s Bible Photo OpTrump showed he’s willing to impose godly order on his — and white conservative Evangelicals’ — cultural enemies.
  9. religion
    Many Evangelicals Are Defying Social Distancing to Go to ChurchThere’s defiance in the air among some Evangelicals confronting efforts to regulate traditional services deemed a threat to public health.
  10. christian right
    Christian Nationalists Are Drafting Legislation for State Republicans: ReportThe lobbyist strategy Project Blitz places anti-LGBTQ, anti-choice bills before state legislatures. According to the 2018 session, it’s working.
  11. christian right
    Fighting Impeachment As Spiritual WarfareThe Christian Right is more invested in Trump’s survival — beyond an impeachment trial and the next election — than ever.
  12. christian right
    Christian Right Leaders Suggest Trump Critics Are Possessed by DemonsPoliticized conservative Evangelicals have talked themselves not only into treating the great heathen Trump as holy, but his critics as demonic.
  13. abortion
    Can Anti-Abortion ‘Crisis Pregnancy Centers’ Snag Federal Family-Planning Funds?One branch of the anti-abortion movement is trying to rebrand itself as pro-contraceptive, just like Republican politicians.
  14. syria
    Why Trump’s Evangelical Allies Are Enraged Over His Betrayal of the KurdsNeocons aren’t the only ones angry at Trump for green-lighting a Turkish invasion. Religious leaders say it could harm Christians in the region.
  15. religion
    Christian Conservative Politics Are Driving Liberals Out of the PewsThe loud belief of militantly conservative Christians that being religious means being Republican may become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
  16. religion
    When Trump Talks About Jews, He’s Really Talking to Evangelical ChristiansTrump’s appeals to Jews are mostly dog whistles to his Evangelical base, which views Jews and Israel as central to the Second Coming.
  17. religion
    Do Conservative Evangelicals Like Trump Not Despite But for His Hatefulness?Some suggest they prefer Trump to one of their own as a leader, as they find his un-Christ-like qualities effective.
  18. tariffs
    Does Trump Love Tariffs More Than He Loves the Bible?Trump’s beloved tariffs against China, as proposed, could devastate production of Bibles to the dismay of his conservative Christian base.
  19. religion
    Trump Is Not a Defender of Religious Liberty but a Threat to ItTrump’s combination of hate-mongering and loud identification with Christianity is the antithesis of the American tradition of religious pluralism.
  20. religion
    Openly Gay, Openly Christian Buttigieg Challenges the Religious RightA churchgoing, married vet who happens to be gay will likely confound a religious right that embraces homophobia and President Trump.
  21. ilhan omar
    4 Reasons Republicans Are Keeping the Heat on Ilhan OmarOmar is a convenient target for Republicans hoping to distract attention from their own and their president’s extremism.
  22. White Non-Evangelical Working-Class Women Could Be 2018’s Key Swing VotersGender, class and religious outlook are pulling one swing voter category away from the GOP.
  23. Trump Warns Evangelicals That Dems Will Restore a Law That Was Never RepealedThe president keeps claiming he’s gotten rid of the Johnson Amendment, which won’t let tax-exempt entities campaign for politicians. He didn’t.
  24. George Will Calls ‘Repulsive’ Pence Worse Than TrumpThe vice-president has lost the independent reputation that made him a potential survivor of a Trump meltdown.
  25. #MeToo in the Pews: A Backlash Against the Baptist PatriarchyAn unprecedented revolt against a conservative icon of the largest conservative evangelical denomination shows that the #MeToo movement is everywhere.
  26. Trump’s Faith-Based PR StrategyThe president announced a faith-based initiative that seems more aggressive and politically important than those of his predecessors.
  27. What the Christian Right Sowed, Trump ReapedA prominent Evangelical who once advised George W. Bush makes the case that his fellow believers lost their way long before falling into Trump’s lap.
  28. The Christian Right’s Willful Faith in TrumpA new book shows how Evangelical leaders are desperately trying to convince themselves that the president’s not just using them.
  29. Alabama’s Christian Right Has Been Doubly Disgraced in 2017In Roy Moore and former governor Bentley, the state’s conservative Evangelicals have backed two bad apples from the same basket.
  30. No, Sexual Abuse of Minors Isn’t a Plus for Alabama VotersAlabama’s patriarchal culture may provide some cover for sexual predators. But a more likely reason for sympathy for Roy Moore is hatred of the media.
  31. Nashville Statement Signers Condemn Christians Who Accept LGBTQ FolkThe distinguished conservative Evangelicals who signed the Nashville Statement deny fellowship to Christians who have no problems with LGBTQ folk.
  32. Forgotten Mainline Protestants Challenge Evangelicals to Stand Up to TrumpWhile most conservative evangelical leaders are avid Trump fans or passive enablers, mainline Protestants are urging them to show some independence.