Overall, our findings underscore the religious distinctiveness of the TPM, while also highlighting a key source of connection between this movement
and the broader field of conservative religiopolitical activism. We find that, in comparison to the RR, the TPM mobilized a relatively religiously
heterogeneous membership. Although roughly half of TPM members were also members of the RR, the other half of this movement reported significantly
lower levels of religious orthodoxy and commitment and included a relatively large number of individuals who identify as nonreligious. In spite of
this religious divide running through the TPM, however, a majority of its members, including disproportionately high numbers of nonreligious members,
believed that America is a Christian nation. This finding complicates the prevailing association of Christian-America views with holders’ religious
identities as Christians, and points toward the possibility that, among politicized conservatives, this rhetoric can operate—even for
non-Christians—as a form of boundary-work that marks certain groups as political “others.”
However it should be noted that the main researcher is not Christian.
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Post 506993 posted on 20-3-2017 at 18:11
Agreed. I think that religion in America seems to be very right wing if the religious posters on here are anything to go by. RW however seems to be
more liberal and ascribes to a Native American set of beliefs, or so it appears.
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