The Christian Right is made up of fundamentalists, evangelicals, and other religious conservatives who work to restore traditional morality to the nation through legislative action. They vote, lobby, and marshal their resources to elect conservative Christian legislators and forward their legislative agenda. At the moment, the Christian Right’s primary concerns include banning abortion, keeping gay marriage illegal, restricting sex education to abstinence only, and restoring creationism and school prayer to America’s public schools.
I grew up in the Christian Right, and began campaigning with my family at a young age. I was involved in more political campaigns than I can count, and I was always taught that our number one voting issue should be abortion. In college and over the years since I have reconsidered and ultimately rejected the political ideology in which I was raised, and I am today pro-choice and pro-LGBT rights.
For my thoughts on the Christian Right, see Key Posts, and for further information, see Resources. For everything I’ve posted on the Christian Right, see posts under the following categories: Politics, Christian Right, Church and State, Abortion, LGBTQ, and Dominionism.
Key Posts on the Christian Right
Abortion and LGBTQ Rights:
Church and State and “Discrimination”:
Resources on the Christian Right
Raised Right: How I Untangled My Faith from Politics, by Alisa Harris
With God on Our Side: The Rise of the Religious Right in America, by William Martin
God’s Own Party: The Making of the Christian Right, by Daniel K. Williams
Guide to the Christian Right, on Political Research Associates
The End of the Christian Right, on The New Republic
The Christian Right, Alive and Well, on Salon
Broken Words and the Freedom to Ask Questions, on The Slacktivist
I’m Pro-Choice and Christian, Ask Me How, on Persephone Magazine
The “Biblical View” That’s Younger Than a Happy Meal, on The Slacktivist
Mischief Follows in Partisan Bible Translations, on The Slacktivist