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White Evangelical Support of Trump Makes Perfect Sense When You Examine the History of the Christian Right

The moral exceptionalism that was extended to Trump by evangelicals around the issue of family values was not just an act of grace. It was an example of a moral program working as it has in the past through religious and political alignments with the GOP.

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The moral exceptionalism extended to Trump by White Evangelicals on family values is an example of a moral program working via religious and political alignments.

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Written by Todne Thomas

Todne Thomas, PhD, is a socio-cultural anthropologist and assistant professor of African-American Religions at Harvard Divinity School. In collaboration with Afro-Caribbean and African-American congregants, Dr. Thomas conducts ethnographic research on Afro-Caribbean and African-American evangelicalism and contemporary Black church arson.

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