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By Lee Marsden

Religious fundamentalism and it truly is function in US overseas coverage is outwardly unstoppable. In For God's Sake, Lee Marsden argues that the spiritual "core values" of center the US have very likely disastrous outcomes for the USA and the realm within the coming century. Marsden seems to be at how the non secular correct has received its effect with America's strong elite via crusade contributions, lobbying and policy-making. He additionally claims that it truly is via a much broader software of well known media campaigns that the Christian correct has entrenched its values in a lot of yank society. Finally, For God's Sake considers the adverse influence which this effect is having at the atmosphere, democracy and human rights.

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Bush administration, including radio, televangelism, charity works, missions, and religious crusades abroad and how gaining converts to an Americanized gospel promotes capitalism and support for US foreign policy objectives. Chapter 3 considers democracy promotion under the Bush administration. Democracy promotion has always played a key role in US foreign policy strategy. Organizations such as the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) were set up as anti-communist organizations intended to undermine leadership in countries that did  Introduction not share America’s liberal democratic tradition.

The Christian Right have been among Israel’s leading supporters both within and outside successive administrations. Traditionally Israel has derived its support in America from the Jewish lobby and, in particular, the efforts of the lobbying group American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). In recent years, however, the most vociferous and influential support has come from the Christian Right. This chapter examines that influence by considering the eschatological basis of Christian Zionist support for the nation of Israel and their interaction with the Israel lobby.

The mid-terms resulted in the first victory ever for the Republican Party over both Houses of Congress and ushered in Republican domination of the House for twelve years. 4 Attempts to influence foreign policy went through Congress, newspapers and the Christian media. Two issues dominated the Christian Right’s concern in foreign affairs: the religious persecution of Christians in southern Sudan, and CWA’s  For God’s Sake opposition to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) (Oldfield, 2004).

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