The Daily Beast: Right-Wing Authoritarianism, Evangelicals, and President Donald Trump

This weekend at The Daily Beast, I have a new piece that looks at President Donald Trump, right-wing authoritarianism, and its lure for evangelicals. Check it out:

“Mr. President, in the Bible rain is a sign of God’s blessing. And it started to rain…when you came to the platform,” said Reverend Franklin Graham in his inaugural benediction before President Donald J. Trump.

Graham, President of Samaritan’s Purse and Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, was one of six, predominantly Christian spiritual leaders praying on January 20. It’s his firm conviction that the election was the work of divine providence.

“I believe,” Graham told Fox News, that “in this election, no question, God’s hand was in it.”

Read the full article at The Daily Beast.


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  • Interesting factoid: I went to high school with Jason Slone, whom you quote in this article. Fascinating to see how various paths intersect over time.

  • Wow, world’s do collide. I met Jason at an AAR annual meeting in Chicago and found out he lived in the same small town I do, teaching at a local university. Now he lives in GA in the same town as my sister-in-law, so I imagine they crossed paths somewhere too. Always interesting to just how small the world is.

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