"what got the movement going as a political movement was the attempt on the part of the IRS to rescind the tax-exempt status of Bob Jones University because of its racially discriminatory policies, including a ban on interracial dating that the university maintained until 2000."
Persistent association b/w abortion views & ethnoracial exclusion. Positions are sort-ing/ed by party:
- anti-choice or holding exclusionary beliefs marks Repub affiliation.
- pro-choice or defining the US in inclusive terms signals Dem ID.

Akin to many other issues.
Anti-Elite thesis:
“aversion toward intellectual elites. The people perceived to be pushing govt’s role in equal opportunity & racial integration were now the same as those pushing permissive abortion laws..."

“though the policy domain may differ, the hated people are the same”
Politicizing the issue to rile up the electorate; less about policy, more about vote harvesting.

"There’s very little support for neonatal care; they’re less pro-life than they are pro-political power."
Politics are still defined by resistance to federal authority:
If the fed can run any aspect of culture or politics, ‘then they can run it all;’ a concern on just about everything since Reconstruction (i.e., lynch law, fair employment, Brown Decision, busing, prayer in schools).
Southern opposition grew from tensions b/w notions of manhood and evangelical attempts to control the sins of men. The greater the sin the greater the salvation (masculine indiscretions were subtly allowed, even celebrated) justifying an equally aggressive response.
...Since the 70’s:
They're more welcoming to rugged/muscular Christianity, like the men of yesteryear.

"the enemy is now an effeminate liberalism and its ‘secular humanism’... a revival for societal reconstruction to remake the nation in their image."

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