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July 21, 2014


Megachurches Still Prove Influential in GOP

"The influence of religious conservatives might be waning nationwide, but the movement only stands to grow in Congress," Roll Call reports.

"Already this year, three candidates with close ties to massive churches won decisive Republican primaries. A fourth -- Pastor Jody Hice -- could win a Tuesday GOP primary runoff in Georgia and come to Congress in November."

"Their victories come as public opinion has shifted dramatically on some social issues, notably same-sex marriage, denounced by most religious conservatives. The rise of the tea party and libertarian factions in the Republican Party has also diluted the influence of social conservative activists in the GOP."












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