Samuel L. Perry is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Oklahoma. An award-winning scholar and teacher, Dr. Perry is among the nation’s leading experts on conservative Christianity and American politics, race, families, and sexuality. He is the author of over one hundred peer-reviewed articles and four books. His most recent books are Taking America Back for God (with Andrew Whitehead) and The Flag and the Cross (with Philip Gorski).
Like authoritarian regimes throughout history and around the world, threats to cultural and political power are leading many on the Christian Right to fear declining national birth rates and promote traditional gender roles and having more babies for “the nation.”