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August 17, 2005
"creating problems in families"

July/August 2005's Tikkun features an interview with Robert Bellah, with a passage that could have been spoken in direct response to Rev. Wilson of D.C.:

I think that the rise of the Religious Right correlates with the first wave of the impact of globalization on American society.

Many American men that are pulled to the Religious Right are people who have lost their well-paying labor union jobs which had health care and retirement, and now are working low-end jobs. And now their wives are working and sometimes their wives are making more money than they're making.

Their whole sense of the meaning of life is coming down around their ears, and it's not because of gays and feminists. It's because of globalization.