Week 12

In the 1950s there was an “emergence of neo-evangelicalism a movement of intellectual and culturally engaged Christians” (385). Carl Mclintire was a prominent radio broadcaster and fundamentalist Christian pastor who played a significant role in the formation of the Christian Right movement in the United States.  Mclntire was granted a “one-year license, based on hisContinue reading “Week 12”

McIntire and the Christian Right

Carl McIntire was a prominent radio broadcaster and pastor who played a significant role in the formation of the Christian Right movement in the United States. In the 1940s and 1950s, he gained a following through his radio program, “The Twentieth Century Reformation Hour,” which promoted a fundamentalist interpretation of Christianity and attacked what heContinue reading “McIntire and the Christian Right”

No more Carl McIntire erasure

Carl McIntire played a very active role in right-wing religious media and through this role, he ended up being instrumental in the move towards the New Christian Right and away from fundamentalism. McIntire used his religious broadcast to discuss very right-wing views on politics in addition to religion. This contradicted the Fairness Doctrine created inContinue reading “No more Carl McIntire erasure”

McIntire and the Christian Right

In the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s, Carl McIntire was a prominent figure in radio culture, Christianity, and right-wing politics. McIntire was a through and through religious fundamentalist and because of this ideology, he became an instrumental figure to the formation of the Christian Right, specifically the old Christian Right. As Hendershot explains, McIntire “felt thatContinue reading “McIntire and the Christian Right”

Blogpost #9

    Radio broadcaster Carl Mclntire was instrumental to the formation of the Christian Right but in a completely unexpected manner. To be specific, according to the journal article titled, “God’s Angriest Man: Carl Mclntire, Cold War Fundamentalism, and Right-Wing Broadcasting” there is a point where the author says that, “Mclntire provided a negative example of whatContinue reading “Blogpost #9”

Christianity’s Red Sea

Throughout the 1970s, America was going through a change in identity. As many corporations moved their operations to overseas industries, the American working class began to lose their jobs. Along with this, their political beliefs began to shift. Throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s, Conservatism began to rise within the American public, and noContinue reading “Christianity’s Red Sea”

The Rise of Conservatism

The conservative movement was a response to what conservatives saw as the excesses of liberalism and the perceived threat of communism. Conservatism championed conservative principles such as limited government, free markets, and traditional values.  Carl McIntire was “an activist, a preacher, and, most importantly, a highly charged symbol of the conflict in the 1960s andContinue reading “The Rise of Conservatism”

Week 12: McIntire- known for what exactly?

Heather Hendershot’s “God’s Angriest Man: Carl McIntire” (2007) describes Carl McIntire as “successful failure” (374). Hendershots calls him crude, stubborn, and unable to make real political, legal change during his career/lifetime. Yet his name was remembered. He was a strong anti-communist that would identify his “enemies” as groups such as the NAACP, the pope, andContinue reading “Week 12: McIntire- known for what exactly?”