Sarah Posner

Type Investigations Fellow

Sarah Posner is a reporting fellow with Type Investigations and author of the books Unholy: How White Christian Nationalists Powered the Trump Presidency and the Devastating Legacy They Left Behind and God’s Profits: Faith, Fraud, and the Republican Crusade for Values Voters. Her  investigative reporting and analysis on the religious right in Republican politics has appeared in Rolling Stone, The New Republic, Vice, HuffPost, Reveal, The Nation, Mother Jones, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The American Prospect, Talking Points Memo, and many other publications. She is a widely cited expert and frequent commentator on religion and politics.

https://www.sarahposner.com/

Books

Unholy: Why White Evangelicals Worship at the Altar of Donald Trump

Why did so many evangelicals turn out to vote for Donald Trump, a serial philanderer with questionable conservative credentials who seems to defy Christian values with his every utterance? To a reporter like Sarah Posner, who has been covering the religious right for decades, the answer turns out to be far more intuitive than one might think.

God's Profits: Faith, Fraud, and the Republican Crusade for Values Voters

Keenly observed and meticulously reported, “God’s Profits” examines the unholy alliance between a new breed of corrupt televangelists and the Republican Party, which is eagerly courting “values voters” in the nation’s largest megachurches.

Author Sarah Posner exposes the activities of Kenneth Copeland, John Hagee, Rod Parsley, T.D. Jakes, and other politically connected, skillfully marketed, and increasingly influential religious leaders.

Highlights

QAnon and the Assault on Planned Parenthood

How conspiracy theories that dovetail with the “pro-life” agenda keep getting more violent

How the Christian Right Helped Foment Insurrection

Christian-right activists inside and outside of government promoted the election fraud lie and claimed God told them to “let the church roar”

Debate over teaching books by Black authors has roots in violent 1974 clash in West Virginia

The Kanawha County protests led to bombings, racist threats and a movement that persists today.

A Christian Foster Home Had a Troubling Past. Trump Gave It Millions to House Immigrant Kids Anyway.

How taxpayer money might end up supporting “facilities that compromise the safety of children.”

Trump’s Christian Judges March On

The president has packed the courts with judges friendly to the Christian Right — and they could roll back LGBTQ rights as we know them.