The year of the ‘none’ No to all religions

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(RNS) 1976 was, Time magazine declared, “the year of the born-again Christian.” “Born-agains” were the hot demographic in American religion, and one of them, Jimmy Carter, won the presidency.

Though no one could know it at the time, we were entering an era of movement politics unprecedented in American history. Religious conservatives of all stripes, but especially white evangelicals and Mormons, made the Republican Party their own and turned “the social issues” — abortion and gay rights above all — into markers of partisan identity. MORE