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Religion and Public Policy Separation of church and state Appropriateness? Limits? Discrimination? Christian Coalition Religious Right Social movements (gay rights, pro- choice, other) Effects on elections What side is winning?
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Religious Right- then and now THEN:- abortion, feminism, gays 1970s- abortion legal; cable TV; Jerry Fallwell and Pat Robertson; evangelicals 1980s- Ronald Reagan and conservative politics; AIDS is God’s wrath; 1990s- Christian Coalition and Ralph Reed; Clinton threat to societal morals; Newt Gingrich 2000s- George Bush conservativism; sense that religious right had hijacked the
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Unformatted text preview: Republican Party Religious Right- then and now NOW: younger cohort has abandoned the movement Focus has changed to support poverty, economic justice, global warming, HIV, anti- Iraq, pro gay rights including marriage; Religious right essentially dead now Obama and the Tea Party movement Questions…… Do we have separation of church and state now? Religion on public policy today…. Sarah Palin effect…. Tea Party George Bush effect on public policy DADT; DOMA; same- sex marriage California prop 8 and no response from the Republican leadership...
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