Despite attempts to import its ideas, evangelical Christianity has never held the same political appeal in Australia as it does in the United States.
If South Africa's argument in court is that marijuana causes harm, it deserves to lose. The real question it should ask is whether criminal prohibition is the effective way forward.
The religious right's leaders are old men, and the generation coming up behind them is something quite different.
Christian conservative leaders gambled on Donald Trump, and it paid off in spades.
The US religious right has voted for someone who apparently contravenes some of its core values.
The fact that so much of the religious vote will go to the obviously less religious candidate says a lot about the 2016 US presidential election.