Report: Ohio Patriot Pastor Model Goes National
By Frederick Clarkson
08/30/2006 11:22:41 PM EST
Good research reports are invaluable when studying the religious right and figuring out what to do about it. So it is worth highlighting the good ones when they appear. Last week, the People For the American Way Foundation, the NAACP, and the African American Ministers Leadership Council released a report, The Patriot Pastors’ Electoral War Against the `Hordes of Hell’ that, according to the press release, “documents how this new generation of Religious Right leaders is turning churches into political machines for far-right Republican candidates.”
This is the best single overview to date, summarizing the role of the Patriot Pastors in Ohio and the nationwide movement for which it is serving as a pilot project.
Everyone concerned should read it carefully, and take it seriously as the new wave of the religious right organizes for this year’s elections and beyond.