Coronavirus and the Radical Religious Right’s Bumbling Messiah

Religion and Right-Wing Politics: How Evangelicals Reshaped ...

(Source: The Intercept)

LISTEN: Coronavirus & The Radical Religious Right’s Bumbling Messiah

Donald Trump and extreme right groups are encouraging people to take to the streets during a pandemic. Hidden behind the scenes of protests against Democratic governors is the role of radical fringe groups, gun enthusiasts, and right-wing financiers, some with ties to the family of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Author Jeff Sharlet discusses the rise of right-wing religious extremists, influential members, their broader strategy, and how the shutdown protesters are being used as disposable pawns in a much longer game.

 

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