Magazine November 7, 2016, Issue

The Religious Right’s Demise

Jerry Falwell Jr. and his wife, Becki, pose with Donald Trump in his office, June 21, 2016. (
Now what is needed is an authentic Christian voice

In June, Jerry Falwell Jr., president of the largest Evangelical university in the world (Liberty University; total enrollment: 110,000-plus), took a grinning picture with Donald Trump, then the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, in the real-estate magnate’s Manhattan office. Behind them, clearly visible on the wall, was a much younger Trump, tuxedoed, smirking from the cover of a 1990 issue of Playboy. The judgments of the Lord, it is said, are righteous and just. They are also, on occasion, delivered with a wicked sense of comic timing.

Suffering a series of grievous blows in recent years, culminating in the Supreme Court’s 2015

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