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The Real Story of the Religious Right -- A Movement Born to Defend Racial Segregation

The movement initially emerged to defend racially segregated Christian schools from government intrusion.

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Given the dubious origins of the evangelical pro-life movement, and the intractable nature of the conflict, perhaps the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade should serve as an occasion for evangelicals to reconsider their commitment to criminalizing abortion.

Jonathan Dudley is a graduate of Yale Divinity School and the author of Broken Words: The Abuse of Science and Faith in American Politics (Random House, 2011).

 
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