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“Project Blitz” Seeks to Do for Christian Nationalism What ALEC Does for Big Business

posted on May 1, 2018

For Religion Dispatches, Frederick Clarkson reports that many religious freedom bills passed or being considered in state governments in recent years came from “Project Blitz,” an initiative that pushes for the Christian Right’s electoral agenda. Clarkson writes, “In the context of Project Blitz’s 116-page playbook, however, they also reveal a sophisticated level of coordination and strategizing that echoes the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which infamously networks probusiness state legislators, drafts sample legislation, and shares legislative ideas and strategies.” In 2018, seventy-one bills introduced in state legislatures were based on or similar in intent to the 20 model bills published in Project Blitz’s playbook.

Read at Religion Dispatches