The Evangelical, the ‘Pool Boy,’ the Comedian and Michael Cohen | NYT

Jerry Falwell Jr. defied expectations when he supported Donald J. Trump in 2016. Now details are emerging about behind-the-scenes maneuvering before the endorsement. By Frances Robles and Jim Rutenberg June 18, 2019 MIAMI BEACH — Senator Ted Cruz was running neck and neck with Donald J. Trump in Iowa just before the caucuses in 2016, …

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Christian fundamentalism is a capitalist construct: The secret history of American religion | Salon.com

The origins of modern evangelicalism can all be traced back to the founder of Quaker Oats. A historian explains — Read on http://www.salon.com/2015/05/13/christian_fundamentalism_is_a_capitalism_invention_the_secret_history_of_american_religion_partner/

A Brief History of Fundamentalist Christianity in the USA

When we talk about the history of Fundamentalism & rightwing Politics, we have to go all the way back to the mid-to-late 1800s, when both Darwin’s theory of evolution AND the field of archaeology’s discoveries led to a controversy over the reliability of the Bible to give Western societies a proper account of humanity’s origins. …

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Catholic church spent ‘considerable’ amount lobbying to thwart sex abuse law changes: Report Index

The money was spent in states where some laws were being discussed or proposed that would make priests and the church liable for decades-old alleged abuse. — Read on abcnews.go.com/amp/US/catholic-church-lobbyists-spent-106m-fight-legal-efforts/story

Trump’s Legitimization of White Nationalism Harkens Back to the KKK’s “Invisible Empire” of the 1920s – Imperial & Global Forum

Trump’s Legitimization of White Nationalism Harkens Back to the KKK’s “Invisible Empire” of the 1920s – Imperial & Global Forum — Read on imperialglobalexeter.com/2019/05/20/trumps-legitimization-of-white-nationalism-harkens-back-to-the-kkks-invisible-empire-of-the-1920s/amp/