Stitcher for Podcasts

Get the App Open App
Bummer! You're not a
Stitcher Premium subscriber yet.
Learn More
Start Free Trial
$4.99/Month after free trial
HELP

Show Info

Episode Info

Episode Info: Sam hosts journalist and Type Media fellow Sarah Posner to discuss her new book Unholy: Why White Evangelicals Worship at the Altar of Donald Trump. Posner and Sam dive deep into the network and culture of Evangelical Christians that extends way beyond the pulpit in 2020, including its robust media ecosystem, conferences, newsletters, and art. From an outsider's perspective, it seems that Donald Trump is our least religious president ever. However, Posner describes the story of Trump's relationship to televangelists, notably Paula White, whose prosperity gospel preaching style resonated with Trump. But how did the majority of evangelical churches and leaders come to endorse and embrace the Trump campaign? Posner says the evangelical grassroots loved Trump and mobilized behind his campaign, after which the church leadership fell in line. Sam and Posner breakdown why the evangelical base loved Trump so much so early on. The base saw Trump as a wrecking ball that could demolish the liberal state they believed to be a threat to their religious liberty. Sam and Posner conclude their conversation considering the religious right's role in the judiciary and the religious leaders in Trump's cabinet, including Mike Pence, Mike Pompeo, and Bill Barr.  And in the Fun Half: how the progressive left will challenge the center, Trump's behind in polls but he has the beautiful boaters, a heartbreaking story from Dallas family that denied covid's existence, Dave Rubin continues to sink, plus your calls and IMs! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Check out the Brand New Majority Report Merch Shop https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: majorityreportstore@mirrorimage.com) The AM Quickie is now on YouTube Subscribe to the AM Quickie at https://fans.fm/amquickie Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Magic Spoon is a new cereal company that’s discovered a way to recreate your favorite childhood cereals with 0 sugar, 12 grams of protein, and only 3 net grams of carbs in each serving. Go to magicspoon.com/majorityreport to grab a variety pack and try it today, and use promo code MAJORITYREPORT at checkout to get free shipping. Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.substack.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein’s newsletter at theend.substack.com Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at twitch.tv/theantifada Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @BF1nn...
Read more »

Discover more stories like this.

Like Stitcher On Facebook

EMBED

Episode Options

Listen Whenever

Similar Episodes

Related Episodes