In our feature story this issue, PRA research analyst Cole Parke finds that the hostility toward transgender people isn’t merely backlash but rather the result of a carefully coordinated Christian Right campaign. In our commentary, contributor Gillian Kane reports on the latest gathering of the WCF, an international and cross-denominational coalition of “pro-family” activists brought together around shared opposition to sexual and reproductive health and rights. PRA Senior Fellow Frederick Clarkson traces how for more than 40 years, dominionism—the broad term for the concept that God commands Christians to take control of the world’s politics and culture—has been helping to shape the direction and objectives of the Right.
In June 2014, TIME magazine declared that the U.S. had reached the “transgender tipping point” and was venturing toward trans inclusion as its next “civil rights frontier.” That month’s cover featured Laverne Cox, a Black transgender actress famous…
LGBTQ people have long been under siege in Georgia, where intolerance against a range of progressive social issues runs deep. And recently, conservative activists from outside the country are starting to take note.
Dominionism is the theocratic idea that regardless of theological camp, means, or timetable, God has called conservative Christians to exercise dominion over society by taking control of political and cultural institutions.