(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) A group of academic elites and social scientists will gather virtually at a Yale-sponsored conference later this week to study the rise of what they calll “White Christian Nationalism”—another word for being a conservative.
“What is the relationship between Christian Nationalism and other ideologies?” they will ask.
“How is the Christian Nationalist movement organized? What role will it play in the mid-term elections this November? How big a threat is it to American democracy?”
Panicing over the possibility of a red wave, publications such as the Miami Herald are taking President Joe Biden’s divisive, Nazi-esque rhetoric from attacks on the political views of so-called ultra-MAGA semi-fascists to their faith-based foundation.
“Is America a Christian nation? The United States is a secular nation with no official religion, so the answer is No,” the Herald’s editorial board wrote.
Conservatives have “found a political gold mine in pitting Christians against the so-called evils of the left, gay and transgender people” as well as “teachers accused of pushing a ‘woke’ agenda,” the editorial claimed.
“We cannot overlook the overlap between Christian nationalism—and its nostalgia for our ‘Anglo-Protestant’ past—and white supremacy,” it added, effectively delegitimizing the robust culture of black evangelism that has increasingly threatened to undermine the Left’s power base among the minority voting bloc.
The editorial cited a recent “study” that suggested “the more racist attitudes a person holds, the more likely he or she is to identify as a white Christian.”
Ultimately, it concluded that Christian Nationalism is a threat to our democracy, and that it divides people when we should be together, united in wokeness.
“The governor’s Christian nationalist shtick only separates us,” the paper says, adding that Democrats should “counter it more boldly and bring back into their tent voters who feel that, on the issues of religion and faith, the party has nothing to say to them.”