By Sarah Posner OMFG, RD Blog, Sarah PosnerJuly 29, 2015 Has Donald Trump Broken the Religious Right? That’s a question our very own Anthea Butler posed to me in a bloggingheads episode we taped on Monday about the impact Trump is having on the Republican presidential primary. What’s the answer? Watch the clip below: Tags2016 gop primaryanthea butlerbloggingheadsdonald trumpreligious right Share on Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google + LinkedIn Email Bio Latest Posts Sarah Posner Sarah Posner, author of God’s Profits: Faith, Fraud, and the Republican Crusade for Values Voters, covers politics and religion. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Atlantic, The American Prospect, The Nation, Salon, and other publications. Follow her on Twitter. RSS feed Email Twitter Latest Posts By Sarah Posner Clinton’s Faith Talk Not New, But Was There a Better Answer? 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Donald Trump Shall Become the Trumpet: My Entry for Best Article in the “Wait, This Isn’t Parody?” Category http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2015/07/29/donald-trump-shall-become-the-trumpet-my-entry-for-best-article-in-the-wait-this-isnt-parody-category/ apotropoxy says: July 30, 2015 at 8:19 am Trumps’s hatred is complementary to that of the religious rights’. They are fellow travelers. Well_Read says: July 30, 2015 at 10:25 am Religion is dying in America. The evangelical base is shrinking, the people who want biblical laws. 30% of those under 30 are non religious or non believing, 25% of those under 25 are atheist, in 13 states there are more non religious than religious and 19 more very close. If republicans keep hitching their party to a dying horse they will die also. Between the non religious, the non believing, and the non practicing we finally have a mostly secular America. Jim Reed says: July 30, 2015 at 12:54 pm The Republican party is not hitched to the dying horse. It might appear that way, but that is because the religious have been providing them with such a large lockstep voting block. Once we reach a point where the voting block is not winning elections, the rich will be the first ones to figure that out. They always knew this voting block wouldn’t last forever, and they can always change course and find another voting block. The priority is to protect their money, and any particular social issues are only important as a means to that end. The politicians can change. The issues can change. The rich just want to make sure they can get more rich, and not have to share. Well_Read says: July 30, 2015 at 2:58 pm republicans were tied to christianity in the 50’s for a purpose. as long as the candidates still want to get rid of birth control, choice, and short skirts they will still loose ground. every candidate except trump has said only more jesus will fix this country and they intent to force that if elected. they dont want to be separated from religion. Jim Reed says: July 30, 2015 at 3:10 pm To me the real Republican party is the rich guys behind the scenes. Those candidates are just the current face of the party, but the real party can change them when it becomes necessary. cranefly says: July 30, 2015 at 10:19 pm The brokenness of the religious right is giving us Donald Trump. Mischa Pierce says: July 31, 2015 at 2:29 am 25% are non-religious, not atheist. The majority of the “Nones” still identify as theists, deists or spiritual of some sort. Only a minority identify as “atheist”. Don’t hold your breath about having a majority-atheist America. If it ever happens it won’t be in our lifetimes. Not that I care one way or the other. But we don’t need to be atheist to have a secular government. ShirleyRManley says: August 2, 2015 at 1:43 am Google>>CLICK NEXT TAB FOR MORE INFO AND HELP ⚛☤☤☤☤☤⚛⚛☤☤☤☤☤⚛⚛☤☤☤☤☤⚛⚛☤☤☤☤☤⚛⚛☤☤☤☤☤⚛⚛☤☤☤☤☤⚛ Jim Reed says: August 2, 2015 at 9:09 am The Republican party gives us Trump. The religious right gives us Huckabee and both the Republican party and religious right gives us Cruz. IsaacLHawk says: August 3, 2015 at 6:18 am Google>>CLICK NEXT TAB FOR MORE INFO AND HELP ⚛☤☤☤☤☤⚛⚛☤☤☤☤☤⚛⚛☤☤☤☤☤⚛⚛☤☤☤☤☤⚛⚛☤☤☤☤☤⚛⚛☤☤☤☤☤⚛ Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.