Christian fundamentalism has always presented itself as a morally superior group in direct touch with God, following the Bible, and at war with secular society.
What aspects of society they want to defeat may vary. In the early 1900s they were obsessed with Jews, evolution and immigration. As such they formed the backbone of the revived Ku Klux Klan.
The moralistic fundamentalist was, however, largely a Democrat and even sometimes a Progressive.
Rush Limbaugh railed against the left because, he said, it had so polluted the sexual morality of America that now everything was permissible — with the notable exception of sex without consent.
As floodwaters began to rise in Lumberton, N.C. on Friday, Elizabeth Morales and her son escaped by the "grace of God," she said.
Caitlyn Jenner made her debut this week even as those who have presented themselves as the "moral authorities" of society weathered a stunning fall from grace. Jenner's photo spread in Vanity Fair, shot by famed photographer Annie L...
We have a secular government but a religious society. Our government makes no religious test of civic officials but nevertheless requires moral behavior of them, using moral standards arising from religious traditions.