Learning From Pat Robertson

Once marginal and reviled, evangelical Christians became a vital political bloc in the 1980s thanks to resolute organizing.

Illustration by Thomas Hedger

In the late 1970s, evangelical Christians got no respect. Their ranks were swelling due to a mid-century revival in charismatic Christianity and the dawn of televangelism, but they had no place in American mainstream culture, no direct representation in the corridors of power, no seat at the table. That is, until Pat Robertson came along […]

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