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The Religious Right (Born 1979, Died 2000)

posted on May 9, 2012

In the second of a three-part series in Public Discourse, Greg Forster asserts George W. Bush’s presidency was the “death knell” of the Religious Right, as he broke decisively with key leaders of the movement. “Bush’s desire to treat Christianity, Islam, and atheism as functionally equivalent for civic purposes stands in stark contrast to the ‘Judeo-Christian’ moral traditionalism of the Religious Right,” Forster writes. “Bush consistently appealed to what he said were universal values shared by all humanity; whatever you think of that, it isn’t what Pat Robertson believes.” 

Read at Public Discourse