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Staring out over a crowd of 3,000 far-right evangelical Christians in Washington, D.C., Sept. 9, Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump assumed an unusual mantle: defender of America’s “Christian heritage.”

“Our Christian heritage will be cherished, protected, defended like you’ve never seen before,” Trump told attendees of the annual Values Voter Summit (VVS). “Believe me. I believe it and you believe it and you know it.”

Values Void – Some Thoughts From The Pit Of The Summit

Many years ago I was working for the American Civil Liberties Union and made a foolish decision to appear on “The Morton Downey Jr. Show,” a literal scream-fest featuring a chain-smoking, ultraconservative blowhard who made today’s television conservatives like Bill O’Reilly appear to be learned pussycats. 

Downey placed guests like me, who he knew would be unpopular, as close as possible (as in, breathing down your neck close) to a sneering group of his barely post-pubescent audience of bellicose know-nothings.

I Survived My First Values Voter Summit. Here’s What I Thought

I went to my first Values Voter Summit (VVS) over the weekend, and it was… unique, to say the least.

It was interesting to see a loud majority gather together in a series of events to discuss how oppressed they are for not being able to oppress other people with their religious dogma.

I have too many thoughts. So, I’m going to narrow it down to a few things that popped up to me.

Religious Right Support For Donald Trump Exposes Movement’s Values Void, Says Americans United

Family Research Council And Other Groups Would Excoriate A Democrat Who Had GOP Candidate’s Background, Says Church-State Watchdog

Thousands of conservative evangelicals will converge on Washington, D.C., this weekend for the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit to proclaim a thrice-married, coarse reality TV star as their standard-bearer.

It’s a move that exposes the desperation and hypocrisy of the Religious Right, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

Trump’s Veep Pick Is A Favorite Of The Religious Right

Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump in July selected Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, a move signaling that the controversial real estate mogul and reality TV star is continuing his aggressive courting of the Religious Right in the hopes of achieving victory this fall.

Picking Pence: Trump Veep Choice Has Cozy Relationship With The Religious Right

Donald Trump has announced that he plans to put Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on his ticket. This selection signals that Trump, a controversial real estate mogul and reality TV star, is continuing his aggressive courting of the Religious Right, in the hopes of achieving victory this fall.

Whether it will work remains to be seen. In the meantime, here are some things to keep in mind about Pence: