I have no idea who the author is, but I imagine history must have begun for her yesterday.
The “religious” left has been deeply active in American politics for decades, frequently trotted out to justify the murder of children, the righteousness of blood thirsty leftwing totalitarians, and the affairs of Democrat politicians.
These people are only religious to the extent they worship sexual sin and government. They serve as priests not for Jesus, but for Uncle Sam. They treat abortion as a sacrament and view sex as a religious experience absent a real God with a real purpose for procreation.
This triumphant piece by the New York Times engages in a fair bit of revisionism to make the case of a resurgent, emboldened “religious” left. The reality is many of these people have been heavily active in politics for a very long time, but now they want to pretend to be doing it in Jesus’s name.
The real take away here is that so many evangelicals have gotten in bed with President Trump and have put away principle to advance a political agenda that they have ceded moral high ground to a bunch of irreligious, immoral people hiding behind the “Rev” that starts their name.
No, they have not sat out of politics for forty years. That is simply not true.