Who speaks for God? Throughout human history, many individuals and empires have sought to speak in Gods name. Today in American politics, the name of God is frequently invoked by the Religious Right to support its ideological political platform.
In September, the Christian Coalition will host its annual Road to Victory conference in Washington, D.C. If past conferences are a guide, it will be a Republican pep rally. The featured speakers will be leading Republican candidates, and the Coalition leadership will report on the number of states where it now controls the party apparatus.
Think of an alternative event: