Stories by Sarah Posner

Sarah Posner is associate editor of Religion Dispatches and author of God's Profits: Faith, Fraud, and the Republican Crusade for Values Voters. Read her blog or follow her on Twitter. subscribe to Sarah Posner's feed

Posted on: Dec 19, 2015, Source: Religion Dispatches

While still drawing significant support from evangelicals, the GOP frontrunner continues to expose rifts within the religious right.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2015, Source: Religion Dispatches

The ideas of Rousas John Rushdoony, the man behind Reconstructionism, found traction among Christian conservatives.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2015, Source: Religion Dispatches

Trump’s non-negotiables begin and end with Donald Trump. Not the Bible. Not God.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2015, Source: Religion Dispatches

Scott Walker said he didn’t know whether President Obama is a Christian.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2014, Source: The American Prospect

Elaine White was once in the inner circle of political power. Then a crisis of faith changed all that.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2014, Source: The American Prospect

Rising tensions between the supporters of Israel’s use of military force and the dissenters have split the community.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2013, Source: Religion Dispatches

Talk about a Prosperity Gospel.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2012, Source: The Guardian

Americans are becoming less religious. But don't expect the Religious Right to just give up.

Posted on: Apr 19, 2012, Source: Salon

Mitt Romney has been wooing evangelical voters for months. Will he now connect these issues to his own faith?

Posted on: Feb 23, 2012, Source: Salon

Put aside opinion polls and the Komen and Virginia wins. The right's strategy is long-term and based in the courts.

Posted on: Nov 20, 2011, Source: Comment Is Free

Alleged would-be presidential assassin Ortega-Hernandez reportedly called Obama 'the Antichrist.' So who put that idea in his head?

Posted on: Jul 19, 2011, Source: Religion Dispatches

When Oral Roberts University sought to set up a law school, it called in Christian Reconstructionist Herb Titus. Michele Bachmann is the law school's most famous graduate.

Posted on: May 13, 2011, Source: Conscience

Taxpayer dollars are continuing to be dispensed to religious groups via a secretive and controversial government office.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2011, Source: The American Prospect

Religious zealotry plays an equal if not more significant role in Tea Party politics than its obsession with budget deficits and government spending.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2011, Source: Religion Dispatches

How the American right demonizes Islam for political gain.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2011, Source: Religion Dispatches

The cultish Evangelical leader Bill Gothard espouses a theology that tells men to rule over their families, and for wives and kids to submit entirely, no matter the circumstances.

Posted on: Nov 2, 2010, Source: The Nation Institute

In Wisconsin, where Tea Party candidate Ron Johnson is surging, Americans for Prosperity has been hard at work to manipulate the vote.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2010, Source: Religion Dispatches

"I'd much rather be working in the secular world than for a ministry," said the founder's former secretary, still a conservative and devout Christian. "The secular world is nicer."

Posted on: Sep 9, 2010, Source: Religion Dispatches

Ralph Reed hopes to bury his past by bringing together the two most energetic right-wing movements: the Tea Party and the religious right.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2010, Source: Religion Dispatches

Christian Reconstructionists believe civil government should be reformed according to the dictates of biblical law. Some advocate for followers to take up arms.