Longtime senior fellow and acting research director Peter Montgomery has studied the religious right movement and its political allies for more than two decades. He has written extensively about marriage equality, religious liberty, and other conflicts at the intersection of religion, politics, and LGBTQ+ issues. He has been cited as an expert in national publications including the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and The New Yorker, and has appeared on national broadcast outlets including MSNBC and National Public Radio.
Montgomery was an associate editor for online magazine Religion Dispatches, and his writing has appeared in The American Prospect, The Public Eye, Alternet, and other progressive outlets. He authored a chapter on the relationship between the religious right and Tea Party movements that appears in “Steep: The Precipitous Rise of the Tea Party,” published by the University of California Press in 2012.