Uncovering the Christian Think Tanks Behind the Bogus Studies on Gay Parenting - 2017-02-16
Donald Trump's presidential election campaign aggressively courted the religious right and its many institutional tentacles with startling efficacy—exit polls show that he won with the support of 81 percent of white evangelical voters, despite being thrice-married, and despite bragging about sexually assaulting women.
Trump has continued to pander to evangelicals during his first month in office. In his rambling remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast at the beginning of February, Trump told the audience that his "administration will do everything in its power to defend and protect religious liberty in our land" and alluded to the forthcoming Muslim ban. The month prior, both Kellyanne Conway and Vice President Mike Pence gave speeches at the anti-abortion March for Life in the name of God and liberty.
As Trump's willingness to work closely with extreme religious conservatives becomes steadily more apparent, many secular groups fear we will spend the next four years under the tyranny of religious authoritarians who invoke religious freedom to roll back civil rights. Trump and the Republicans are pushing a hard anti-Muslim agenda, promising an all-out assault on abortion access, and gearing up to propose draconian religious freedom bills that would legalize anti-LGBTQ discrimination.