After Trump and Moore, some evangelicals are finding their own label too toxic to use

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Evangelical Protestants


Fig. 1. “You shall have no other gods before me.”[1] Photograph posted to Twitter by Antonia Lee Donnelly, February 16, 2020,[2] fair use.


Fig. 2. Undated and unattributed photograph of handout at Klanbake in Ohio, published on Twitter by Hoodlum [pseud.], September 19, 2022,[3] fair use.

See also:


Julie Zauzmer and Sarah Pulliam Bailey, “After Trump and Moore, some evangelicals are finding their own label too toxic to use,” Washington Post, December 14, 2017, https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/after-trump-and-moore-some-evangelicals-are-finding-their-own-label-too-toxic-to-use/2017/12/14/b034034c-e020-11e7-89e8-edec16379010_story.html

Elizabeth Bruenig, “In God’s country,” Washington Post, August 14, 2019, https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/08/14/evangelicals-view-trump-their-protector-will-they-stand-by-him/

Katherine Stewart and Caroline Fredrickson, “Bill Barr Thinks America Is Going to Hell,” New York Times, December 29, 2019, https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/29/opinion/william-barr-trump.html

Antonia Lee Donnelly, “Now I've seen everything,” Twitter, February 17, 2020, https://twitter.com/DonnellyAntonia/status/1229227422836559873

Peter Wehner, “Evangelicals Made a Bad Bargain With Trump,” Atlantic, October 18, 2020, https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/10/the-evangelical-movements-bad-bargain/616760/

Sarah Jones, “White Evangelicals Made a Deal With the Devil. Now What?” New York, December 6, 2020, https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/12/white-evangelicals-made-a-deal-with-trump-now-what.html

Rod Dreher, “Eric Metaxas’s American Apocalypse,” American Conservative, December 10, 2020, https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/eric-metaxas-trump-bloodshed-american-apocalypse-live-not-by-lies/

Eliza Griswold, “A Pennsylvania Lawmaker and the Resurgence of Christian Nationalism,” New Yorker, May 9, 2021, https://www.newyorker.com/news/on-religion/a-pennsylvania-lawmaker-and-the-resurgence-of-christian-nationalism

David Smith, “The martyr who may rise again: Christian right’s faith in Trump not shaken,” Guardian, June 20, 2021, https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/19/trump-christian-right-conference-faith-and-freedom

Michelle Goldberg, “The Christian Right Is in Decline, and It’s Taking America With It,” New York Times, July 9, 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/09/opinion/religious-right-america.html

Peter Wehner, “The Evangelical Church is Breaking Apart,“ Atlantic, October 24, 2021, https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/10/evangelical-trump-christians-politics/620469/

Times of Israel, “Don’t make us choose — you or Israel: Evangelical warns Trump over Netanyahu rift,” December 15, 2021, https://www.timesofisrael.com/dont-make-us-choose-between-you-and-israel-evangelical-warns-trump-over-bibi-rift/

Leonardo Blair, “Trump tells Dallas megachurch: America ‘needs a Savior right now’ and ‘it’s not me,’” Christian Post, December 20, 2021, https://www.christianpost.com/news/trump-tells-church-america-needs-a-savior-but-its-not-me.html

Peter Wehner, “The Gospel of Donald Trump Jr.,” Atlantic, December 26, 2021, https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/12/gospel-donald-trump-jr/621122/

Elizabeth Dias and Ruth Graham, “The Growing Religious Fervor in the American Right: ‘This Is a Jesus Movement,’” New York Times, April 6, 2022, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/06/us/christian-right-wing-politics.html

Matt Ford, “Samuel Alito Believes That Christians Are Oppressed in America,” New Republic, August 2, 2022, https://newrepublic.com/article/167266/samuel-alito-religious-freedom-doctrine

Michael Gerson, “Trump should fill Christians with rage. How come he doesn’t?” Washington Post, September 1, 2022, https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/09/01/michael-gerson-evangelical-christian-maga-democracy/

Dana Milbank, “And on the eighth day, God said: Let Mastriano win Pennsylvania,” Washington Post, September 9, 2022, https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/09/09/doug-mastriano-prophet-julie-green/

Hoodlum [pseud.], “Everyone that attended the Klanbake in Ohio got one of these,” Twitter, September 19, 2022, https://twitter.com/NotHoodlum/status/1571904092720746502

  1. [1]Exod. 20:3.
  2. [2]Antonia Lee Donnelly, “Now I've seen everything,” Twitter, February 17, 2020, https://twitter.com/DonnellyAntonia/status/1229227422836559873
  3. [3]Hoodlum [pseud.], “Everyone that attended the Klanbake in Ohio got one of these,” Twitter, September 19, 2022, https://twitter.com/NotHoodlum/status/1571904092720746502

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