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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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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Apocalypse Now : NPR

Evangelicals have played an important role in modern day American politics - from supporting President Trump to helping elect Jimmy Carter back in 1976. How and when did this religious group become so intertwined with today's political issues? In this episode, what it means to be an evangelical today and how it has changed over …

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I Was Trained for the Culture Wars in Home School, Awaiting Someone Like Mike Pence as a Messiah | Autostraddle

To take back the country for Christ, we needed to outbreed, outvote and outactivate the other side, thus saith The Lord. — Read on http://www.autostraddle.com/i-was-trained-for-the-culture-wars-in-home-school-awaiting-someone-like-mike-pence-as-a-messiah-367057/amp/

One Nation Under God by Kevin M. Kruse and Jeff Cummings – Listen Online

Listen to One Nation Under God by Kevin M. Kruse, Jeff Cummings for free with a 30 day free trial. Listen to unlimited* audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. — Read on http://www.scribd.com/audiobook/315854297/One-Nation-Under-God-How-Corporate-America-Invented-Christian-America

How Prominent Women Built and Sustained the Religious Right | Religion & Politics

In September 1983, Beverly LaHaye gave a press conference in Washington, DC, to announce that her four-year-old lobbying group Concerned Women for America (CWA) — Read on religionandpolitics.org/2019/04/16/how-prominent-women-built-and-sustained-the-religious-right/

The plot against America: Inside the Christian right plan to “remodel” the nation | Salon.com

Religious right's blueprint for theocratic state laws keeps creeping forward. Is the left ready to fight? — Read on http://www.salon.com/2019/04/13/the-plot-against-america-inside-the-christian-right-plan-to-remodel-the-nation/

FACT CHECK: Did Billy Graham Warn Against Mixing Religion and Politics?

The evangelical leader said in a 1981 profile that people in his position "can't be closely identified with any particular party or person." — Read on http://www.snopes.com/fact-check/did-billy-graham-warn-against-mixing-religion-and-politics/ __________________________________ I'm so damned tired of people recycling this trope. The (well-documented) religious right crusade to take over the #GOP began in the early 1980s. Conservative icon Barry …

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On the Conservative Movement and Evangelical Spin Doctoring: A Response to A. J. Nolte – Not Your Mission Field

The Big Picture: The Power of Denial in the Conservative Movement If there's one consistent thing that many #NeverTrump conservatives have tried to get the American public to believe, it's that the only problem in the conservative movement and the current iteration of the Republican Party is Donald J. Trump. If we could just get… …

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Between Trump and Putin: The Right-Wing International, a Crisis of Democracy, and the Future of the European Union | Political Research Associates

Between Trump and Putin: The Right-Wing International, a Crisis of Democracy, and the Future of the European Union | Political Research Associates — Read on http://www.politicalresearch.org/2017/05/11/between-trump-and-putin-the-right-wing-international-a-crisis-of-democracy-and-the-future-of-the-european-union/