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Edward Ashbee

Services, the Children’s Bureau, the Office of Child Support Enforcement, and the Office of Refugee Resettlement and Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation. There were, furthermore, healthy marriage initiatives targetted specifically at the African-American and Latino communities. Ideological roots It is tempting, because of the ties between the Bush administration and the Christian right that have been charted in other chapters, to portray ‘healthy marriage’ as a product of lobbying by organizations such as Concerned Women for America (CWA), the Family Research Council

in The Bush administration, sex and the moral agenda
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John Anderson

returned to look at the impact of a revitalised Protestantism as represented by the predominantly evangelical Christian Right in the USA and the rapidly expanding global Pentecostal movement. In both cases we pointed to ambiguities, as religious leaders sometimes promoted illiberal policy agendas, yet the very fact of participating in politics often forced them to engage in the sort of bargaining and compromise that are an essential feature of democracy. Simultaneously, their followers often gained considerable experience in negotiating, organising and leading, all

in Christianity and democratisation
Edward Ashbee

TBA_C03.qxd 08/02/2007 11:20 AM Page 74 3 Gay rights, same-sex marriage and AIDS As the 2000 presidential election approached, George W. Bush’s gubernatorial record in Texas gave rise to mixed feelings among gay and lesbian campaigners. It seemed to have a contradictory character. At times, Bush and some of the other Republican governors appeared to be differentiating themselves from the Christian right by downplaying moral concerns and condemning the politics of ‘divisiveness’ (see pages 63– 4). In April 1999, Bush refused to join those Senate Republicans

in The Bush administration, sex and the moral agenda
Edward Tomarken

involves the relationship between what is called the ‘Christian right’, a minority but powerful interest group, and the political party of the president, who is a Democrat. Josh has insulted a key member of this religious group, a woman named Mary Marsh (Annie Corley), who takes exception to Josh’s reference to God, asserting that she does not worship the same deity. Josh replies: ‘Your God is busy being indicted for tax fraud.’ The problem is that the Christian right includes important supporters of the president, and the last thing he wants is for any of his people to

in Why theory?
Edward Ashbee

Christian right during the 1988 election, TBA_C07.qxd 12/02/2007 12:01PM Page 209 Abortion and the ‘culture of life’ 209 there was a degree of uncertainty about George W. Bush’s commitment to the pro-life movement. There were some memories of his 1978 Congressional race in West Texas. He had declared that he was opposed to the federal funding of abortions but he also said that he favoured ‘leaving up to a woman and her doctor the abortion question’.48 The doubts continued after Bush secured the Texas governorship. Indeed, in 1996, his relationship with pro

in The Bush administration, sex and the moral agenda
Ian Paisley, Protestant fundamentalism, and the transatlantic right
Daniel Geary

numbers of people reached through ACCC and ICCC publications. 15 McIntire formed a crucial historical link between the “old Protestant right” of the pre-World War II years represented by figures such as the Nazi-sympathizing minister Gerald L. K. Smith, and the “Christian right” that coalesced at the end of the 1970s behind televangelists and culture wars crusaders Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson. 16 As historians have demonstrated, it is simply untrue that Protestant fundamentalists in the U.S. abstained from politics until the rise of the Christian right in the

in Global white nationalism
Parties and interest groups
Edward Ashbee

or the Christian right. They were brought into the political arena by developments during the 1970s such as the secularisation of education and successive Supreme Court rulings (particularly Roe v. Wade in 1973). Their campaigns have focused on calls for moral traditionalism and family values. In particular, they hoped to outlaw abortion and counter efforts to represent homosexuality and heterosexuality as moral equivalents. Given that the judiciary have played a critical part in shaping the laws regulating moral

in US politics today (fourth edition)
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John Anderson

). Meanwhile, in the North American ‘home of democracy’ the question of the ‘proper’ relationship between religion and politics came to the fore again, in part as a consequence of the rise of the Christian Right and its revitalisation during the presidency of George W. Bush. In 2004 Samuel Huntington raised the question of whether America’s Anglo-Protestant culture was being undermined by multiculturalism and whether her democratic ‘civilisation’ could survive once these ideological roots were knocked away ( Chapter 7 ). Simultaneously, new challenges for democracy were

in Christianity and democratisation
Mikel J. Koven

mythologically orientated Hollywood version of The Ten Commandments ( 1956 ). Such a shift reflects Scott’s own interest in more historically plausible filmmaking – Robin Hood ( 2010 ), Kingdom of Heaven ( 2005 ), Black Hawk Down ( 2001 ) and Gladiator ( 2000 ) – than in contributing to a mythological discourse. And yet, to completely demythologise Moses could run afoul of the Christian Right in the United States and thereby alienate a potentially major market for the film. In this respect, trying to balance both Scott’s desire for a demythologised Moses and not

in The Bible onscreen in the new millennium
Jonathan Benthall

tradition.) Cook identifies partial non-Muslim parallels: as regards the increase in religiosity, in the rise of Pentecostalism and Charismatic Catholicism; as regards identity politics, in the Hindutva nationalist movement; as regards the imposition of social values, in the mainstream Christian Right in the United States; as regards the campaign to restore the Caliphate, in a Christian

in Islamic charities and Islamic humanism in troubled times