Christian conservatives

Mike Johnson delivers remarks with fellow Republicans on the East Front steps of the House of Representatives

Who is Mike Johnson? New U.S. House speaker belongs to GOP’s religious conservative wing

BY: - October 26, 2023

Before a relatively short time in elected office, new U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson of Louisiana was a constitutional lawyer deeply involved in religious causes. Prior to a short stint in the Louisiana Legislature, Johnson spent two decades as a public interest lawyer mainly representing clients in so-called religious liberty litigation, he said in an […]

Mark Robinson and Bill Graham

Money conservatives versus church conservatives in North Carolina

BY: - October 24, 2023

Mark Robinson’s freight-train drive for the Republican gubernatorial nomination has hit an obstacle. Unencumbered up till now by any viable opposition, the lieutenant governor must defeat a well-funded and battle-seasoned competitor in Salisbury attorney Bill Graham. Robinson retains his edge in this race, but his imminent confrontation with big money will test the dominance of […]

Lt. Governor rips Potato Heads, “egghead” Christian leaders, transgender people in church speeches

BY: - October 20, 2022

This week Policy Watch published a special report on the increasingly close relationship between the American Renewal Project, conservative evangelical churches and the North Carolina Republican party. To report the story, Policy Watch attended North Carolina Renewal Project events this month and last. Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson spoke at these events, as he does at […]