Ok, I’ll bite. Here’s my two cents worth, and how I feel.
They have always been there, pushing American politics. They’re not new, they’re the same old degenerate groups of losers that have been around. The only thing that has changed now, they’re being exposed.
With the rise of YouTube, and independent media companies, like netflix, and Amazon prime, patreon, etc. making series like The Keepers, Keep Sweet Pray and Obey, Fundie Fridays, etc, etc. exposing these groups, what other choice do they have? More Americans than ever are “non-religious”.
There is an existential threat of an “awakening” that is having a large backlash on these religious organizations. So of course they are attempting to silence and control the population by way of hijacking the government.
I don’t try to predict the future. It’s going to get ugly though. The Supreme Court is attempting to pander to these theists by giving state government more control. Hoping the angriest craziest theist will be happy in their little state wonderlands like Utah and Oklahoma. Trying to avoid a civil clash, I think it’s futile and pie in the sky thinking from archaic dinosaurs.
In my opinion this will be a long ugly time of terroristic attacks like the Christchurch shooting in New Zealand, the Georgia spa shooter, and our most recent (edit: sorry, not most recent shooting. That’s just me, not being able to remember because it seems like every other day it’s another one in America. How sad is that, there are so many, I can’t even keep mental track anymore of which one happened when.) shooting in New York at a mainly black community grocery store. There will be physical attacks on women, racial minorities, and religious minorities for years. How long? No one knows.
P.S. unfortunately I cannot directly comment on the article as I don’t pay for NYT.