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Christian Right

  1. politics
    The Symbolic Power of Trump the ConvertAccusations of hypocrisy misunderstand Trump’s appeal to conservative Christians.
  2. 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.
  3. women's suffrage
    Will Virginia Revive the ERA?Republicans say the window for ratifying the amendment has closed.
  4. william barr
    William Barr Embodies the Conservative Surrender to TrumpIn his taste for partisanship, authoritarianism, and a politicized conservative Christianity, the attorney general reflects many strains of Trumpism.
  5. christian right
    GOP Lawmaker Plotted Insurrections to Establish Christian StateWashington state legislator Matt Shea engaged in “three armed conflicts of political violence” against the U.S., according to a new report.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. christian right
    Perry Says Trump Is the ‘Chosen One’Just what Trump does not need: the idea that he’s literally on a mission from God.
  9. vision 2020
    Do 2020 Democrats Really Need a Little More God?The argument comes up in every presidential election, but more discussion of religion isn’t Democrats’ key to winning the heartland.
  10. 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.
  11. trump impeachment
    Behind the ‘Civil War’ Quote: Trump May Fear the Christian Right Wants PencePraising Robert Jeffress’s impeachment warning may signal that Trump wants to shore up support from the Christian right.
  12. 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.
  13. judiciary
    Should Democrats Plan on Packing the Courts in 2021?Certainly the threat of judicial reform should stay on the table so long as conservatives use judges to thwart democracy, as they did in FDR’s day.
  14. vision 2020
    Pete Buttigieg’s Faith-Based Balancing ActMayor Pete’s status as an observant millennial Christian in a party and a generation where religiosity is unusual is a problem and an opportunity.
  15. 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.
  16. christian right
    A Revolt by Conservative Christians Just Happens to Coincide With Pride MonthBehind complaints that they are being persecuted lies fury at having lost the power to repress those they don’t approve of.
  17. josh hawley
    Josh Hawley Could Be the Face of the Post-Trump RightThe polished young Missouri senator thinks liberty is a vehicle for the righteous, not the godless.
  18. lgbtq rights
    Trump Continues Drive to Protect Religious-Based DiscriminationThe administration is fighting to repeal health-care protections and adoption rights for LGBTQ people, on behalf of his Christian right backers.
  19. mike pence
    Pence Is the Enforcer of Trump’s Compact With the Christian RightPence’s war on Planned Parenthood is just one token of his role in the administration as the chief representative of the Christian right.
  20. christian right
    Georgia’s Christian Right Had a Bad WeekGeorgia may pay a price for its anti-abortion “heartbeat bill,” and its insurance commissioner is in deep trouble for alleged corruption.
  21. pete buttigieg
    Buttigieg Says God Not a Partisan, But Not Republican, EitherMayor Pete needs to be careful to avoid the slippery slope that leads to a self-righteous Christian left.
  22. religion
    Mayor Pete Is Putting a Spotlight on the Prejudices of the Christian RightButtigieg’s challenge to Pence exposes the atavistic prejudices underlying a homophobia rooted in religious dogma.
  23. religion
    Evangelical Pundit Erick Erickson Denies That Pete Buttigieg Can Be a ChristianAs is typical of many Christian right figures, Erickson presumes to judge Mayor Pete’s faith and arrogantly finds it lacking.
  24. 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.
  25. ilhan omar
    The Christian Right, Not AIPAC, Drives the GOP’s Pro-Israel StanceWhether or not Ilhan Omar’s claim of vast AIPAC power has anything to do with anti-Semitism, it’s just not accurate, and helps her enemies.
  26. 2020 elections
    Is Cory Booker the Candidate of the Christian Left?Booker’s political gospel could be discomforting to secular progressives and the Christian right as well.
  27. george h.w. bush
    The Bush Family’s Struggle to Keep Up With the Conservative MovementGeorge H.W. Bush and his sons George W. and Jeb tried to stay in step with the ever-rightward drift of the conservative movement. They failed.
  28. Will Trump Dump Sycophant-in-Chief Mike Pence?Some advisers want Trump to find a replacement veep who could appeal to women in 2020. But the Christian right would be unhappy about losing Pence.
  29. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Christian Right Leaders Want Senate to Ignore Assault Charges Against KavanaughConservative Evangelicals like Ralph Reed and Franklin Graham want their SCOTUS justice even if he hasn’t been cleared of attempted rape charges.
  30. andrew gillum
    Will Andrew Gillum’s Christian Progressive Running Mate Help Win Evangelicals?It’s not clear whether Gillum was doubling down or reaching out to evangelicals with his unconventional choice of Chris King as running-mate.
  31. jeff sessions
    Jerry Falwell Jr. Urges Trump to Fire SessionsJeff Sessions was a long-time Christian-right stalwart and an early Trump endorser. But he’s violating a new litmus test: Don’t cross the boss.
  32. Russian Spy Suspect Was Infiltrating Christian Right As Well As Gun GroupsThe story of alleged Russian agent Maria Butina and her live-in boyfriend Paul Erickson is quite the spy novel.
  33. Franklin Graham Invades ‘Godless’ CaliforniaIn the state where Billy Graham built his national reputation, Franklin Graham has embraced the Christian right activism his father rejected.
  34. Poor People’s Campaign Begins With Protests and ArrestsIn a revival of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy project that brought protestors to Washington in 1968, the protests will continue for 40 days.
  35. 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.
  36. Bibi and the Christian Right Agree: Trump Is the New Cyrus the GreatNetanyahu gives his friend the president the great favor of reinforcing conservative Evangelical belief that Trump’s the supreme virtuous pagan.
  37. Billy Graham Lived at the Crossroads of Faith and PowerAfter getting too close to Richard Nixon, Billy Graham stayed away from partisan politics. But his son Franklin Graham is up to his ears in it.
  38. Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has No Plans to Go Anywhere Anytime SoonConservatives pining for a fifth SCOTUS vote to overturn Roe v. Wade may have to win the 2020 election to outlast Ginsburg.
  39. The Amendment Allowing Churches to Get Political Is Gone From the GOP Tax BillIt was spiked by the Senate parliamentarian.
  40. 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.
  41. Mike Pence, First ToadySome see Pence as a rival to Donald Trump, but he’s actually earned exceptional power by brownnosing the man who saved his political career.
  42. Pence Says ‘President Trump Is a Believer.’ Really?Conservative evangelicals really need to stop ascribing religious belief to the president until he shows he has faith in anything other than himself.
  43. Trump Tax Bill Repeals Limits on Politicking From the PulpitIt would have no immediate impact, but repealing the Johnson Amendment redeems a major symbolic Trump promise to conservative Evangelicals.
  44. McConnell Pulls Out the Stops to Smooth Path for Trump’s Judicial Nominees.GOP used the “blue slip” tradition that let senators veto home-state judges to thwart Obama nominations. Now they’re denying Democrats the same power.
  45. Mike Pence Campaigns Softly Against His Old Christian-Right Ally Roy MooreNeither Donald Trump or his veep seem to relish attacks on Judge Roy Moore. In Pence’s case, there’s some history.
  46. Sam Brownback Returns to His First Vocation: Warrior for the Christian RightAs Trump’s religious-freedom envoy, Brownback has a chance to leave the state he wrecked and to take his religious views worldwide.
  47. A ‘Spiritual Biography’ of Donald Trump Is in the Works. Seriously.Most of Trump’s Christian right allies don’t bother to take his own slight religious pretensions very seriously. A new book apparently will.
  48. Evangelical Supporters Pray Over Trump — Who Could Probably Use the HelpA photograph of the event is getting some buzz today.
  49. Tim Farron Not Dropped As Leader of Britain’s LibDems Because of His ReligionA proposed new martyr to the Christian conservative cause, U.K. LibDem leader Tim Farron, may feel persecuted, but a bad election really did him in.
  50. The More Trump Struggles, the More the Christian Right Loves HimEvangelicals have a transactional relationship with Trump, strengthened by a sense of shared victimization.
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