Daily News-Record Coverage

January 08, 2011

The Daily News-Record in Harrisonburg ran an article today about my new book (Presidential Campaign Rhetoric in an Age of Confessional Politics). The article, entitled "JMU Prof Explores 'Confessional' Political Style," is unfortunately behind a paywall, so here are a couple quotations from me in the piece:

I see the danger of this system that creates a climate where religious faith can very easily corrupted for other means.

... We're in danger of God just being a lucky charm or political trick that might score a few points in the ballot box, but otherwise isn't that important.
The article also provides some interesting comments from a couple of local politicians (Virginia State Senator Mark Obenshain and Virginia State Delegate Steve Landes) about religion and politics.