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, http://sarahposner.com.

 

Recent Articles

MARK SANFORD: FATHERS ARE THE "SPIRITUAL LEADERS OF THE HOUSE."

At the web site of the Palmetto Family Council, the South Carolina arm of Focus on the Family, is an undated recording of an interview Governor Mark Sanford did on families and fatherhood. He serves up the usual platitudes about families being the bedrock of society, and then launches into the particular responsibilities of fathers.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF EVANGELICALS HAS A NEW LOBBYIST.

The National Association of Evangelicals has finally replaced Richard Cizik, its longtime Washington presence who was forced out last December after endorsing civil unions. The group chose someone from within its ranks, Galen Carey, who, according to a press release, has worked for the NAE's related humanitarian mission, World Relief.

Notably, the NAE did not select a known quantity from religious-right advocacy circles or someone recognized for firebrand activism on wedge issues. In its statement, it highlighted how Carey will help expand the NAE's visibility beyond white evangelicals, and (implicitly) away from the wedge:

The FundamentaList (No. 86)

This week in religion and politics: In her last regular column, Sarah Posner says so long to The FundamentaList.

After nearly two years, it's time for a change. That's why the Prospect editors and I have decided that this week will mark a send-off for The FundamentaList.

We're not discontinuing The FundamentaList because the religious right is dead, because religion isn't important, or because the religious right and religion are not playing a political role in the Obama era. Instead, we're making the change so that we can react to breaking news stories more nimbly over on the blog and explore worthy stories in greater depth here on the main site.

The FundamentaList (No. 85)

This week in religion and politics: The Army secretary nominee's record on church-state separation comes under scrutiny, and immigration reform may leave out LGBT people.

1. Army Secretary Nominee Has Questionable Record on Church-State Separation.

ABORTION REDUCTION GAMESMANSHIP.

Dan Gilgoff has a thinly reported post in which he speculates, based on one anonymous congressional source, that the White House is "leaning" towards supporting the Pregnant Women's Support Act (PWSA). If true -- and Gilgoff offers little evidence it is -- this would represent a remarkable about-face for the administration.

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