The Politics of the Christian Right
The Christian Right is a growing social force. It has built an extensive network of media and cultural institutions and has moved—in a major way—into politics. In some states it dominates the Republican Party. As part of a grassroots campaign, the Christian Right has targeted electoral races ranging from school boards to Congress. It has emerged as a significant factor in the presidential race. In advancing its theocratic agenda the Christian Right clearly poses challenges for the future of secular democracy. Interview by David Barsamian.
Sara Diamond is a leading authority on the Christian Right and other right-wing movements. She teaches sociology at Cal State University at Hayward. Prof. Diamond is the author of Spiritual Warfare, Roads to Dominion, and Facing the Wrath.