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Contents Series Foreword, Raymond A. Smith, vii Introduction, 1 Overview Who Are the Christian Conservatives? Religion and Politics in the Colonial and Revolutionary Periods Christians and Politics in the Nineteenth Century The Rise of a "Two-Party System" in American Protestantism The Twentieth-Century Rise of Christian Political Activism Describing Christian Conservative Denominations Today Trends in Denominational Size and Political Preferences Conservative Christians and Political Issues Conservative Christians and the Liberal Dilemma References 2 Protest Politics Political Protest Antiabortion Protest Antiabortion Protest in Atlanta: A Case Study The Aftermath of Operation Rescue School Prayer Santa Fe, Texas, and School Prayer: A Case Study The Aftermath of Santa Fe Conclusion References 3 Participation in Social Movements and Interest Groups Interest Group Participation The Moral Majority The Christian Coalition Interest Group Involvement: Case Studies The Right to Die and the Sanctity of Life: The Case of Terri Schiavo Displaying the Ten Commandments Opposition to Homosexual Rights and Gay Marriage Controversy over Homosexuality in Mainline Christian Churches Obscenity and Pornography The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Pledge of Allegiance Faith-Based Funding Creationism, Evolution, and Education Policy American Foreign Policy References 4 Participation in Electoral Politics Obstacles to Analyzing the Religious Right A Method for Overcoming the Obstacles to Understanding A Look at Christian Conservatism U.S. Voter Turnout: Dwindling and Changing Voting and Religion Understanding Partisanship and Religion in the United States Presidential Support from the Religious Right Shifting Support for the Political Parties Understanding the Politics of the Religious Right References 5 Participation in Political Office Holding Reasons for Expansion From Otherworldliness to Political Activism Starting at the Grassroots Expanding to National Politics The Religious Right and the Iowa Caucuses Constraints against National Expansion Refocusing on States and Localities Supporting the Republican Contract with America Presidential Disappointments Joining the War against Public Immorality Religion and Politics in South Carolina Religion and Politics in Texas George W. Bush and the Religious Right Conclusion References 6 Conclusion A History of Involvement New Reasons for Conservative Christian Activism Obstacles to Political Success A Strong Faction in the Republican Party Another Crossroads for the Religious Right References Documents, Excerpts from Primary Documents Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004 John Geddes Lawrence and Tyron Garner, Petitioners v. Texas (2003) Santa Fe Independent School District v. Doe (2000) Prepared Remarks of Attorney General John Ashcroft Southern Baptist Convention Resolution, on Thirty Years of Roe v. Wade (June 2003) Excerpts from the Scholarly Literature Key People, Jim Bakker (1939-) Gary L. Bauer (1946-) Robert J. Billings (1926-1995) William G. Boykin (1948-) James C. Dobson (1936-) Colonel V. Doner (1949-) Jerry Falwell (1932-) William ("Billy") Franklin Graham (1918-) John Hagee (1940-) Hank Hanegraaff (1950-) Billy James Hargis (1925-) Gary Jarmin (1949-) Bob Jones, Sr. (1883-1968) D. James Kennedy (1938-) Tim and Beverly LaHaye (1926-) (1930-) Hal Lindsey (1930-) Edward A. McAteer (1927-) Carl McIntire(1906-2002) Roy S. Moore (1947-) Marvin Olasky (1950-) Ralph Reed (1961-) Pat Robertson (1930-) Jay Alan Sekulow (1956-) Cal Thomas (1940-) Paul Weyrich (1942-) References Organizations, Conservative Christian Organizations Groups Opposed to the Conservative Christian Movement Chronology, Glossary, Annotated Bibliography, Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Religious right -- United States.
Christianity and politics -- United States.