The Christian Right in American Politics: Marching to the Millennium

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The Christian Right in California: Dimming Fortunes in the Golden State

J. Christopher Soper and Joel S. Fetzer

Californians are a race of people; they are not
merely inhabitants of a state.

— O. Henry

THE HISTORY OF THE CHRISTIAN RIGHT IN CALIFORNIA IS A study in contrasts (Soper 1995; Fetzer and Soper 1997). On the one hand, it is difficult to imagine a state that is less hospitable to the social, policy, and party goals of the Christian Right. California is among the least churched and most secular states in the union. On the issues most salient to Christian conservatives, particularly abortion and gay rights, public policy is liberal in California and has become more so over the past twenty years. Finally, to the extent that the political fortunes of the Christian Right are inextricably bound to those of the Republican Party, conservative Christian groups and causes have suffered in recent years as the state GOP has atrophied, perhaps because of the party's too-close identification with the Christian Right. The failures of the Christian Right are a reminder that California's political culture places strong limits on a movement whose religious, political, and policy views are not shared by a majority of the state's electorate.

On the other hand, Christian conservatives have had a significant political impact in California. In the past twenty years, the Christian

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