Samuel L. Perry

Samuel L. Perry is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Samuel L. Perry

White Christian nationalism isn’t pro-life. It’s pro-order.

By Andrew Whitehead and Samuel L. Perry — January 19, 2023
(RNS) — In the Christian nationalist vision, abortion is not a choice but a violation of a collective moral fabric.

The deadly dogmatism of Christian nationalism

By Samuel L. Perry — January 28, 2022
(RNS) — Christian nationalism is the leading predictor that white Americans are more dogmatic.

Violence isn’t the only way Christian nationalism endangers democracy

By Samuel L. Perry — January 5, 2022
(RNS) — The threat of voter suppression is perhaps more destructive because its influence is more subtle and its effects more consequential.

How pleading ‘sexual addiction’ protects evangelical men

By Kelsy Burke and Samuel L. Perry — March 19, 2021
(RNS) — Given Long's exposure to Christian porn addiction recovery rhetoric, it likely contributed to his claim that his out-of-control sex addiction fueled his atrocious violence.

Why porn’s negative personal consequences are often really about religion

By Samuel L. Perry — September 4, 2020
(RNS) — Evangelicals' feeling about porn may well be influencing public policy as mostly red states have increasingly sought to declare pornography a ‘public health crisis.'
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