The President and Religion

This is a fascinating take on Donald Trump and the religious right (who voted for him in even bigger numbers than they did for Romney and McCain).  Th summary is that they aren’t all that interested in religion as one might traditionally see it but more religion as a marker of race and nationalism. Here is a revealing quote from Bannon:

If conservative Catholics and evangelicals “just want to focus on reading the Bible and being good Christians,” Bannon told me last July, “there’s no chance we could ever get this country back on track again.”

 

“…just want to focus on reading the bible and being good Christians” ?

The alt-right supplied Trump with his agenda; the Christian right supplied him with his votes.


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