Episode 49: The True Origins of the Religious Right

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Conservative Evangelicals are known for voting on the basis of pro-life. But that isn’t what originally catapulted them into politics. In today’s story, a religion professor attends a strange meeting that ultimately sends him on a quest to uncover the history of the political movement known as the Religious Right.

This episode is in partnership with the show Black History for White People – blackhistoryforwhitepeople.com/

For Dr. Balmer’s full journey, check out his book Bad Faith: Race and the Rise of the Religious Right – www.amazon.com/Bad-Faith-Race-Re…ght/dp/0802879349

RESOURCES

Holy Post Podcast: How Did We Get Here? A History of the Religious Right

Article by David French: Fact and Fiction About Racism and the Rise of the Religious Right

Full C-SPAN interview with Paul Weyrich

New York Times article: The Religious Right Is in Decline, and It’s Taking America With It

Bema Discipleship Podcast episodes on the Sadducees: Silent Years – Sadducees & The Plot to Kill Jesus

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Hosted by Jesse Eubanks and Gerin St. Claire

Written and produced by Rachel Szabo.
Audio editing and mixing by Anna Tran.

Music by Mark O’Connor, President Lincoln’s Own Band, Ben Bernie, Blue Dot Sessions and Murphy DX.

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