Moore is fond of saying that Christianity should be “freakish” or “strange” and shouldn’t fit so neatly into the culture at large. His arguments sound reminiscent of early-20th-century fundamentalists’ withdrawal from public life, after their cultural setback following the Scopes Monkey Trial.

The Culture Warrior in Winter – No, they don’t. Not in any way, shape, or form. Moore’s point is simply that Christianity is not “normal,” or “common sense” — the Christian message is rather a challenge to our standard operating procedure, whoever and whatever we are. This is a point all really serious Christians make, whether they come from the right or the left or no recognizable point on the political spectrum.

Aside from its unfortunately captivity to a simplistic but very familiar narrative of American religious life in which the term “fundamentalist” does the kind of affective heavy lifting that only an ultimate bogey-word can do, this article, by Tiffany Stanley, is a good portrait of Richard Land.