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Sarah Posner (sarahposner.com, God's Profits) and Denny Burk (Boyce College, DennyBurk.com)

On The Posner Show, Sarah and Denny discuss the election and the future of the evangelical alliance with the GOP. Denny predicts that by 2016 marriage will be off the table in presidential politics, but that it will continue to resonate as a “religious liberty” issue. How far will private companies push for religious exemptions from laws and regulations? Denny explains why, unlike many evangelicals, he wasn’t surprised that Romney lost. He also argues that the religious right will continue to support the GOP, but may find its role changing due to demographic shifts.

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Recorded:Nov 19    Posted:Nov 20, 2012
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The Posner Show | Nov 20, 2012 | Sarah Posner & Denny Burk

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