The engine that drives the radical Christian Right in the United States, the most dangerous mass movement in American history, is not religiosity, but despair. It is a movement built on the growing personal and economic despair of tens of millions of Americans, who watched helplessly as their communities were plunged into poverty by the flight of manufacturing jobs, their families and neighborhoods torn apart by neglect and indifference, and who eventually lost hope that America was a place where they had a future.

the radical right is built on suburban despair

Oh, by the way, I started watching Jesus Camp and had to shut it off after about fifteen minutes because watching the woman youth pastor literally made me feel ill. If anyone makes it to a half hour tell me what happens next.


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