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The Revival of the Old Religious Right

The obituary has been written many times over. The old-guard Religious Right would be diminished, perhaps vanquished, over its support of Donald Trump. In its …

By Tiffany Stanley

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The Religious Right’s Power Grab: How Outside Activists Became Inside Operatives

Since a leaked 2005 Access Hollywood audiotape revealed Donald Trump bragging about how he sexually assaulted women—something he dismissed as “locker room banter”—more than a …

By Neil J. Young

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The New White Nationalists?

There’s a 1920s Klan pamphlet, The Menace of Modern Immigration, that is worth recalling in the lead-up to the current presidential election. Written by H.W. …

By Kelly J. Baker

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Eric Metaxas’s Bonhoeffer Delusions

“We are better than this,” declares Marian Wright Edelman, the president and founder of the Children’s Defense Fund. “Bonhoeffer, the great German Protestant theologian who …

By Charles Marsh

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The Christian Worldview of Mike Pence

Hours after Donald Trump’s infamous tape was released, Republicans were calling on Mike Pence to replace his running mate atop the ticket. Faced with a …

By Max Perry Mueller

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An Atheist for President?

When Donald Trump spoke to a group of evangelical leaders in New York early this past summer, he insinuated that Hillary Clinton’s Christian faith was …

By Leigh Eric Schmidt

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Why Donald Trump Is Losing Catholic Voters

Even early in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, there were signs that he might struggle to win the hearts of Catholic voters. He was competing for …

By Jacob Lupfer

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Congressional Chaplains: Can They Welcome All Religions and No Religion at All?

This past spring, on the National Day of Prayer, the Freedom from Religion Foundation—a group that advocates for the separation of church and state—filed suit …

By Wendy Cadge

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Donald Trump and the Evangelical Political Schism

During the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, several high-profile evangelical leaders quietly expressed their support for Donald Trump, adding to the more fervent and public …

By Mark Valeri

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Can Hillary Clinton’s Faith Help Her Lead a Fractured Nation?

Last month, at a closed meeting with evangelical leaders, Donald Trump asserted his Christian bona fides. He boasted of his child-rearing practices, touted the virtues …

By Kristin Du Mez

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