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Evangelical Fundamentalists are Christians who adhere to a set of beliefs that originated in 16th century Europe. While they are found in many denominations throughout the world, they hold to these teachings: 1) The Bible is the inspired, inerrant, and infallible Word of God; 2) God created the world and every living creature; 3) Jesus Christ was born of the Virgin Mary by the power of the Holy Spirit; 4) Only those who believe in Jesus as Savior, Lord, and God will be saved. Their understanding of the Bible leads them to view reality based on a literal interpretation of the Bible as scientifically accurate. Many fundamentalists impose their values on societal and political policies. Many of those values clash with modern secular liberties. Because they believe an LGBTQ lifestyle is sinful, they oppose extending civil rights to those who live that lifestyle. Many fundamentalists confuse faith with politics, leading many to follow conservative politicians who support their views, resulting in an ideology blending faith with political conservatism and capitalism. Socialist economic policies, in their view, are godless. Because conservatives are usually Republicans, politicians of that party have courted fundamentalists as low hanging fruit.