- Bruce: Religion and Social Protest (The New Christian Right)
- Politically and morally conservative.
- It's a Protestant, fundamentalist movement
- It's been more prominent since the 1960's because of its opposition to the liberalising of American society.
- Aims are extremely ambitious
- Wish to make abortion, homosexuality and divorce illegal.
- Wish to turn America "back to God."
- Believe strongly in family tradition and the gender roles.
- Campaigns for the teaching of "creationism."
- Wants to ban sex education in schools.
- Their campaigns have raised their profile since the 1970s.
- Effectively used media and networking.
- e.g, Televangelism.
- The Moral Majority, a Right Wing, Christian pressure group, founded in 1978 became the focus for political campaigning and for strengthening links with the Republican party.
- It's been largely unsuccessful because:
- The Moral Majority was 15% of the population at best.
- It's members find it difficult to cooperate with people with other religions, even if they are campaigning for the same things.
- Lacks widespread support and has met with strong opposition from groups who stand for freedom of choice.
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