PLS 315-01

Christian conservative movement

  • mobilized southern evangelicals
    • “values” issues
  • targeted by GOP
    • ev. Protestants become part of “the base “
    • Dems take seculars, minorities into base
  • prompted by and intensifies culture wars

conservative

  • Ev. Pr.
  • RC
  • Morm

Liberal

  • AfAm
  • secular
  • minority

Roman Catholics

  • 20th century generally:
    • more completely Americanized/assimilated
    • pro-America
    • trend more conservative
    • anti-communist
  • 1800s begin as Democrats
    • minority religious population
  • 1940s increased relevance @ New Deal
  • 1960s JFK
  • Vatican II
    • increased individual autonomy of conscience
    • encourages clergy’s political involvement
    • public v. private?
  • 2004 Kerry
    • bishops more active in political life
    • abortion v. eucharist issue
    • USCCB (Cath. Bishops conf.)
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