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: 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.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Despite her claim to a conservative form of feminism, Sarah Palin will never lead the religious right for one simple reason: She's a woman.

Posted on: May 26, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Dr. Timothy F. Johnson's past doesn't point to him being the GOP's great, black hope.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2010, Source: AlterNet

A diversity summit at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University reveals that the religious right's survival depends on the black and the brown.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Original investigative report: How a media-savvy, tough-talking duo are putting their knowledge of youth culture in the service of the paranoid Christian Right.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2008, Source:

A very strange pick -- Pastor Rick Warren opposes gay marriage, doesn't believe in evolution and compared abortion to the Holocaust.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Why did the GOP choose a political neophyte to appeal to the religious right over a seasoned politico? Fried squirrels and economic populism.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2008, Source: PoliPoint Press

A look into the shady finances and manipulative politics of America's leading televangelist hucksters.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Why Gingrich's latest attempt to promote himself as a high-tech visionary falls flat.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2007, Source: AlterNet

At the Christians United for Israel Summit, Joe Lieberman embraces the Christian nation, Jewish journalists get expelled, and attendees fret about the Iranian president's "12th Imam."

Posted on: Apr 5, 2007, Source: The Washington Spectator

A look at the Christian Right's legal muscle leading the fight to end the separation of church and state.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2007, Source: AlterNet

A trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma lays bare the fundamentalism that made the disgraced pastor Ted Haggard live in terror of his own homosexuality.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2007, Source: The American Prospect

The Israel lobby gives America's leading Christian Right warmonger a warm welcome.

Posted on: Jan 17, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Is Bush pushing for a second war or a Second Coming?

Posted on: Oct 12, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Some prominent proselytizers hope to save America -- and the world -- by doing some "sneaky preaching" through a new movie they're calling "one of the greatest outreach tools of the church in this century."

Posted on: Sep 29, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Republican presidential candidates fell all over themselve to pander to religious conservatives at last weekend's "Values Voter Summit" -- billed as the most important political event in the Christian Right's history. An AlterNet reporter covered the scene.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Some influential evangelical leaders are lobbying for an attack on Iran. But it's not about geopolitics -- it's about bringing about the End Times.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Religious broadcasters are squeezing community radio right off the FM dial.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2005, Source: Gadflyer

Just who is the Council for National Policy, and why isn't it paying taxes?