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America’s New Religion: Fox Evangelicalism

posted on December 19, 2017

For The New York Times‘ “Sunday Review,” Amy Sullivan writes on the ways that conservative media has influenced evangelicalism—and played a role in the white evangelical support of Donald Trump and Roy Moore. “This emerging religious worldview — let’s call it ‘Fox evangelicalism’ — is preached from the pulpits of conservative media outlets like Fox News. It imbues secular practices like shopping for gifts with religious significance and declares sacred something as worldly and profane as gun culture. She adds, “Journalists and scholars have spent decades examining the influence of conservative religion on American politics, but we largely missed the impact conservative politics was having on religion itself.”

Read at The New York Times