Rachel Lu has written an important essay for National Review on the plight of religious traditionalists. Donald Trump, she observes, has no interest in religious liberty issues or “fake culture war” causes that traditionalists care about. And Republicans planning a post-Trump party are going the way of “fiscally conservative but socially liberal.” And progressives, of course, can’t stand conservative religion. So both political parties want to disassociate themselves from religious traditionalists.
And yet, she says, despite the efforts to marginalize religious conservatives, they have some cards to play. [Read more…]