Why the Antichrist Matters in Politics – NYTimes.com

Excellent op-ed in the NY Times about how the Religious Right’s focus on “The Antichrist” is driving US politics.

THE end is near — or so it seems to a segment of Christians aligned with the religious right. The global economic meltdown, numerous natural disasters and the threat of radical Islam have fueled a conviction among some evangelicals that these are the last days. While such beliefs might be dismissed as the rantings of a small but vocal minority, apocalyptic fears helped drive the antigovernment movements of the 1930s and ’40s and could help define the 2012 presidential campaign as well.

via Why the Antichrist Matters in Politics – NYTimes.com.

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