The History of Cracka (The Christian Right)!!!

 

Christian right – Race and diversity

KochThe conclusions of a review of 112 studies on Christian faith and ethnic prejudice were summarized by a study in 1980 as being that “white Protestants associated with groups possessing fundamentalist belief systems are generally more prejudiced than members of non-fundamentalist groups, with unchurched whites exhibiting least prejudice.”

 4983744196_deab34c317_zThe original review found that its conclusions held “regardless of when the studies were conducted, from whom the data came, the region where the data were collected, or the type of prejudice studied.”

KlanMore recently in 2003, eight studies have found a positive correlation between fundamentalism and prejudice, using different measures of fundamentalism.

KatherineA number of prominent members of the Christian right, including Jerry Falwell and Rousas John Rushdoony, have in the past supported segregation, with Falwell arguing in a 1958 sermon that integration will lead to the destruction of the white race.

ALECIn Thy Kingdom Come, Randall Balmer recounts comments that Paul M. Weyrich, whom he describes as “one of the architects of the Religious Right in the late 1970s”, made at a conference, sponsored by a Religious Right organization, that they both attended in Washington in 1990:

In the course of one of the sessions, Weyrich tried to make a point to his Religious Right brethren (no women attended the conference, as I recall).

WeyrichLet’s remember, he said animatedly, that the Religious Right did not come together in response to the Roe decision. No, Weyrich insisted, what got us going as a political movement was the attempt on the part of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to rescind the tax-exempt status of Bob Jones University because of its racially discriminatory policies.

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— Paul M. Weyrich

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Republican congressman dismisses evolution as ‘lies straight from the pit of hell’ – video

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A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Memories BY Kyle Mantyla – Back in 2005, it was reported that Tony Perkins, now President of the Family Research Council, “paid former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke $82,500 for his mailing list. At the time, Perkins was the campaign manager for a right-wing Republican candidate for the US Senate in Louisiana.”

Shortly thereafter, FRC released a statement refuting the assertion: