What’s Wrong With the Christian Right

Christians in the US who do not share the convictions of the Christian Right often feel frustrated that the news media ignore us altogether. At last a bold and powerful voice has arisen to set a lot of records straight. Jan Linn’s forceful and carefully reasoned analysis of what’s wrong with the Christian Right sets out an agenda for dialogue that needs to be taken very seriously, especially in this pivotal election year. The demonizing of the opposition, the linking of a particular way of reading the Bible with in-your-face patriotism, the baptizing of a single brand of political engagement, all are exposed here with page-turning potency. What Paul Waldman has done on presidential fraud and Al Franken on lying liars, Jan Linn has done on the radically politicized right wing of American Christianity. And not a moment too soon!

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