Pulitzer Prize-winner Frances FitzGerald looks at the long history behind evangelical political activism.
INTERVIEW BY HEATH W. CARTER
There's a familiar story about evangelical political activism that begins with the 1960s. The country's mores were changing rapidly, and evangelicals, alarmed by a retreat from traditional values, awoke from decades of political slumber and charged back into the arena, launching the Christian Right movement that rippled through American society. Or so the story goes. But for Frances FitzGerald — a journalist, historian, and author — the real story begins at least a century earlier. continue reading >>