Sarah Posner

Sarah Posner is an investigative journalist, author, and an expert on the intersection of religion and politics. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including The Guardian, The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, The Nation, Salon, The Washington Post, and Religion Dispatches. Read more at her website,


Recent Articles


Americans United for the Separation of Church and State and People for the American Way have come out against the White House's invitation to former NFL coach Tony Dungy to serve on the advisory council to the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (OFBNP). In 2007, Dungy appeared at a fundraiser for the Indiana Family Institute, the state's Focus on the Family affiliate, and campaigned for a constitutional same-sex marriage ban.

The FundamentaList (No. 74)

This week in religion and politics: Extremist Catholics attempt to ruin the graduation of moderate ones, and theo-conservatism threatens rational policy.

1. "Flap" at Notre Dame the Work of Religious "Warriors."

After President Barack Obama recently accepted the University of Notre Dame's invitation to deliver its commencement address, extremist Catholic groups spotted an opportunity. They immediately began burning up the bandwidth on the Christian Newswire with bellicose press releases, such as one announcing plans to "turn over tables until the traitors surrender" and vowing to "recruit and train new warriors to defend Life and Truth in future culture conflicts."


Although there has not yet been an official announcement, word is leaking out about who else President Obama has selected to fill the remaining 10 seats on his Advisory Council for the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. So far, we know that Christian author and hero to under-35 evangelicals Donald Miller has been tapped for one spot. U.S.


U.S. News and World Report religion blogger Dan Gilgoff has been blogging away about the alleged sins of pro-choice Democrats in the eyes of Catholic America. His coverage, though, is lost in the fog of right-wing press releases.

The FundamentaList (No. 73)

This week in religion and politics: Progressive faithful call for an "ethical audit" of Wall Street, and Newt Gingrich "reinvents" the conservative movement.

1. Progressive Faithful Call for Confronting Wall Street Culture.

If evangelical men have ideas politicians think are worth listening to about "abortion reduction," why not the economic views of other religious folks?