Dr. Melissa Deckman is a Professor of Political Science at Washington College and a PRRI Affiliated Scholar. Her research interests center on the intersection of religion, women, and politics. She has written in the past about the Christian Right’s participation in school board politics. Her most recent work is as co-editor and contributor to Curriculum and the Culture Wars: Debating the Bible’s Place in Public Schools. PRRI sat down with Dr. Deckman to discuss the significance of the book.
Last Friday, I was on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews, discussing the high-profile meeting of white evangelical leaders, who gathered last weekend in Texas to unite behind an emergency “consensus” candidate. The question is whether their decision (they ultimately endorsed Rick Santorum) will carry enough weight among voters to unseat Mitt Romney, the frontrunner. Watch below: