24th June 2019

“The growing exodus from organized religion is set on a backdrop of increasing Christian fundamentalism. Throughout the year, Americans have been hearing the Tea Party's battle cry of 'Christian nationalism.' Political figures like Sarah Palin have declared that America's laws are based on the Christian bible. The Texas State Board of Education made alarming changes to its history books in order to emphasize conservative values and to minimize the role of the Enlightenment in America's founding. Social conservatives are still trying to force creationism in schools as a legitimate science, and a whale of an ark is being constructed in Kentucky – with plenty of tax perks.”