Politics & Government

September 30, 2007 7:00 AM

The religious right's political power ebbs

Today, the Christian conservatives' nearly three-decade-long ascendance in the Republican Party is over. Their loyalties and priorities are in flux, the organizations that gave them political muscle are in disarray, and the high-profile preachers who led them to influence through the 1980s and 1990s are being replaced by a new generation.

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