This paper will examine the titles of several conservative and progressive religions and political organizations to demonstrate how some rhetors are distorting the lexicon of civil religion to conflate sectarian beliefs with political ambitions. While there is nothing inherently sinister about promoting sectarian beliefs, intentionally failing to differentiate between religion and politics muddies the public discourse and can be a means to justify intolerance toward opposing viewpoints.
""...with liberty and justice for all": toward tolerant public discourse,"
Reason and Respect:
2, Article 11.
Available at: http://docs.rwu.edu/rr/vol1/iss2/11