Christian nationalists are trying to seize power - but progressives have a plan to fight back - 2018-12-16

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F358.png Christian nationalists are trying to seize power - but progressives have a plan to fight back December 16, 2018, Paul Rosenberg, Salon

In the 2016 election, Trump got 81 percent support from white evangelical Christians, and a study by Clemson sociologist Andrew Whitehead and two colleagues (Salon story here) found that "the 'religious vote' for Trump was primarily the result of Christian nationalism," an Old Testament-based worldview fusing Christian and American identities that "can be unmoored from traditional moral import emphasizing only its notions of exclusion and apocalyptic war and conquest."

The targeting of good Samaritans for deportation, or blaming a refugee family for their seven-year-old daughter's death in Border Patrol custody are features, not bugs, of the Christian nationalist worldview. Never mind what Matthew 25:35 says: "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in."

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