Who Are The Chirstian Dominionists Backing Conservative Candidates?

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“Ending abortion, gay marriage and secular education are cornerstones of the movement, says Clarkson, a senior research analyst with Somerville-based Political Research Associates.

‘It’s their idea of righteousness and what God requires of them,’ he says. ‘The only legitimate education is through the lens of the Bible as they understand it.’”

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A growing number of religious congregations espouse an ideology called Dominionism that calls for Christians to control or be the primary influence in American government. Who are the Dominionists and what do they mean for the future of democracy?