Twice-told tales

Imagine this: A group of American Protestants uses its numerical superiority and cultural currency to fight what it sees as increasing liberalism and secularization in elite society. Ideological zealots, they demand that local laws and public rituals encode biblical principles. Only Christian morality, they claim, can promote the social virtue upon which the American republic depends. This group attaches itself to the conservative national political party.

 

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