Tag Archives: Christian Nationalism

Politico: Trump Insiders Develop Plan To Make Christian Nationalist Policies Central Should Trump Take Power

Politico reports: An influential think tank close to Donald Trump is developing plans to infuse Christian nationalist ideas in his administration should the former president return to power, according to documents obtained by POLITICO. Spearheading the effort is Russell Vought, who served as Trump’s director of the Office of Management and Budget during his first term and has remained close …

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New Rob Reiner Doc Examines Christian Nationalism

Axios reports: A new documentary examines how rising white Christian nationalism in the U.S. could upend democracy and impose theocratic rule at a time when the nation is becoming more diverse and less religious. “God & Country,” set to be released in select theaters Friday, arrives as books published recently by former and practicing evangelicals have issued alarms about the …

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Hate Coalition: “Christian Nationalist Is A Bigoted Slur”

The Truth & Liberty Coalition writes: A new bigoted slur from Democrats has hit the scene. With the pejorative label of “Christian Nationalist,” leftists hope to delegitimize and disenfranchise Christians who advocate for public morality, free speech, family values, and the right to life. By linking Christianity and “nationalism” in one phrase, they are cleverly conjuring a blended image of …

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Christian Nationalist Flag Posted At Johnson’s Office

Rolling Stone reports: The flag — which Rolling Stone has confirmed hangs outside his district office in the Cannon House Office Building — is white with a simple evergreen tree in the center and the phrase “An Appeal to Heaven” at the top. Historically, this flag was a Revolutionary War banner, commissioned by George Washington as a naval flag for …

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Christian Nationalist Oklahoma Education Chief Joins Trump Campaign To “End Cancer Of Teachers Unions”

Oklahoma Watch reports: The state Education Department is looking to hire someone to manage national media appearances, raising concerns the agency would be boosting Superintendent Ryan Walters’ national profile at taxpayer expense. A firm is being sought to provide print and digital op-eds to national outlets, coordinate national events and appearances for executive staff, write speeches and handle some communications. …

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California County Rescinds “Christian Heritage Month”

The Times Of Israel reports: Two months after proclaiming that July would henceforth be known locally as “American Christian Heritage Month,” the board of supervisors in El Dorado County, California has reversed course. The county’s elected governing body unanimously rescinded the proclamation Tuesday following backlash from local Jews, the American Civil Liberties Union, and others who said it inappropriately advanced …

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PA School Board Okays Christian Nationalist Curriculum

Popular Information reports: Last Monday, the Pennridge School Board, located outside of Philadelphia, imposed a new social studies curriculum that will require teachers to incorporate lessons from the 1776 Curriculum, a controversial K-12 course of study developed by Hillsdale College, a private Christian institution that promotes right-wing ideologies. The curriculum was developed in part by Jordan Adams, an educational consultant …

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GOP Rep Displays Christian Nationalist Flag At Office

The Wisconsin Examiner reports: U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman has a Christian nationalist flag connected to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol displayed outside his congressional office. On Friday morning, Grothman posted a picture of the flag — which shows an image of a pine tree and the phrase “An Appeal to Heaven” on a white background — to …

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Christians Have Raised Millions For “Patriot” Rioters

The Washington Post reports: Right-wing supporters of the “Jan. Sixers” have formed prayer chains, instigated letter writing campaigns, organized vigils and raised millions for their legal defense — all with the aim of supporting the 932 federally charged defendants they see as valiant patriots, prisoners of conscience persecuted for engaging in their First Amendment rights. They have persevered despite powerful …

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Flynn Organizes “Black Robe Regiment” Of Extremist Pastors With Goal Of Imposing Christian Nationalism

Vice News reports: “You cannot preach the Bible without the United States Constitution. Period,” Michael Flynn announced to a crowded hall on stage of the QAnon-infused evangelical “ReAwaken America” July tour stop in Virginia Beach. Thousands were in attendance, and Flynn’s speech was full of fire and brimstone, espousing a Christian nationalist ideology about how the church should be at …

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Baptist Site Roasts DeSantis For Christian Nationalism

From the publisher of Baptist Global News: The same weekend Ron DeSantis released a campaign video saying he had been sent to Florida directly by God on the eighth day of creation, a prominent Southern Baptist pastor offered an invocation at a DeSantis campaign rally and then tweeted a video of it with the assessment: “God has blessed the state …

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POLL: Only 29% Say Bible Determines Right And Wrong

The Christian Post reports: The fourth installment of the America’s Values Study, released by the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University asked respondents for their thoughts on traditional moral values and what they would like to see as “America’s foundation for determining right and wrong.” The survey is based on responses from 2,275 U.S. adults collected in July 2022. …

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Southern Baptist President: Christian Nationalists Will “Wind Up Persecuting Christians Of Different Flavors”

The Christian Post reports: Southern Baptist Convention President Bart Barber has condemned the idea that the church should be running government and warned advocates of Christian nationalism that pursuing such an agenda will result in the persecution of Christians. “It stands contrary to 400 years of Baptist history and everything I believe about religious liberty. I’m opposed to the idea …

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Family Research Council: The Left Isn’t Really Afraid Of Christian Nationalism, They’re Just Afraid Of Christians

Via email from the Family Research Council: Those claiming to be concerned about the threat of Christian nationalism are not concerned that you may be falling into idolatry, they’re concerned for their political power. They take the time to misrepresent you and make you look bad because they are afraid of what you are capable of. You will hear a …

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Interfaith Group Warns On Rise Of Christian Nationalism

Religion News Service reports: An interfaith group of activists and religious advocates voiced concerns about the rise of Christian nationalism on Wednesday (Sept. 28), arguing the ideology is a threat to democracy during a briefing on Capitol Hill. “We are convening this Christian nationalism briefing because we feel it represents a clear and present danger to our democracy and to …

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Ben Shapiro Defends Christian Nationalism [VIDEO]

Media Matters has the transcript: When people on the right use the phrase ‘Christian nationalism’, people on the left hear, ah, we’re talking about religious fascism. Well, no, when people say ‘Christian nationalism’ typically what they mean is not that the official church of the United States should be the Catholic Church, or that the church of the United States …

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Politico Poll: 61% Of Republican Voters Would Support United States Declaring Itself To Be “Christian Nation”

Politico Magazine reports: We started by asking participants if they believed the Constitution would even allow the United States government to declare the U.S. a “Christian Nation.” We found that 70 percent of Americans — including 57 percent of Republicans and 81 percent of Democrats — said that the Constitution would not allow such a declaration. (Indeed, the First Amendment …

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DeSantis Ad Features Antisemitic Christian Nationalist

Mediaite reports: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) sparked controversy in recent weeks as The Forward reported Monday that an ad released Sept. 6 by DeSantis’s reelection campaign featured a “Christian nationalist pastor with antisemitic views.” The ad titled “Results” started airing nationwide after its release and briefly shows Pastor Larry Jinks of First Baptist Church of St. James City, FL …

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Southern Baptist Leader: The Left Invented Christian Nationalism In Order To “Suppress Patriotic Beliefs”

The Christian Post reports: In a wide-ranging interview, Dr. Richard Land, executive editor of The Christian Post, urged American Christians, regardless of their political persuasion, not to allow the Left to define how they see the United States. According to Land, the Left-leaning American media invented the hot-button phrase “Christian nationalism” as a pejorative term that serves to undermine the …

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Lankford Opposes Christian Nationalist Movement

Jack Jenkins reports at Religion News Service: Religion News Service reached out to more than 50 House and Senate Republicans seeking their response, questioning whether they support calls to make the RNC the party of Christian nationalism. Two Republicans responded: Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma and Rep. Nancy Mace of South Carolina. “I took an oath to defend the US …

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