#52: Christian Right in the States and Faith in the 2020 Democratic Nomination Fight

This month, we talk to Tim’s longtime friend Kimberly Horn Conger about her work documenting the Christian Right at the state level. Then she sticks around to help us break down how the 2020 Democratic hopefuls are using faith, and whose rhetoric might be most effective. And in One Last Thing, both Dan and Tim are reflecting on bad behavior.

Some of the things we discuss in this episode:

Dr. Conger referenced several Supreme Court cases, including Obergefell v. Hodges, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, and Webster v. Reproductive Health Services.

She also mentioned the book The Rights Turn in Conservative Christian Politics, by Andrew Lewis.

Dan mentioned The Culture of Disbelief, by Stephen Carter.

Dan’s One Last Thing was about How to Behave Badly in Elizabethan England, by Ruth Goodman.

Tim’s One Last Thing was about the Twitter account @presvillain and the essay “On Bullshit.” (Tim also mentioned Calvinball. If you don’t know Calvin and Hobbes, drop everything and buy one of Bill Watterson’s books.)

0:00-1:41: Introduction

1:45-20:58: The Christian Right in the states

21:02-38:19: Faith in the 2020 Democratic nomination fight

38:24-41:13: Dan’s OLT

41:14-45:57: Tim’s OLT

45:58-47:01: Credits

47:05-47:24: Outtake