Christian Nationalism?

Angel and the devil give advice. Funny little man, vector illustration.The two most important issues at the root of every debate about the application of morality to civil government and culture are the standards we use to judge good and evil and the entity that decides those standards. How we resolve both will determine the future of our nation. – Squires   

Squires: ‘Jesus and Elton John’ Christian nationalism rejects the belief that our designer is our definer

    • The Christian left takes a very different approach because it sees both the Bible and the Constitution as “living documents” that should evolve – both in meaning and application – as times change. For theological liberals, the designer is acknowledged, but individuals and the people who wield the most influence in a particular context define each aspect of creation and determine its purpose.

News-media giant warns of rising of ‘white Christian nationalism’ ‘Experts say’ its ‘apocalyptic vision’ poses biggest ‘threat’ to America, By Art Moore, WND

    • An Associated Press article on the influence of “Christian nationalism” on the 2022 primary elections has confirmed the fears of many voices on the left who are calling for action, lest the nation perish.

      MSNBC host Joy Reid said via Twitter she was “glad to see the mainstream media beginning to make it plain, rather than trying to sugarcoat or both-sides this, because Christian nationalism poses a very real threat to American national security and social cohesion.”

Christian nationalism on the rise in some GOP campaigns, May 29, 2022, Associated Press 

    • But scholars generally define Christian nationalism as going beyond policy debates and championing a fusion of American and Christian values, symbols and identity. …Christian nationalism, they say, is often accompanied by a belief that God has destined America, like the biblical Israel, for a special role in history, and that it will receive divine blessing or judgment depending on its obedience.

    • Christian nationalism is emerging alongside and in some cases overlapping with other right-wing movements, such as the conspiratorial QAnon, white supremacy, and denialism over COVID-19 and the 2020 election. Christian prayers and symbols featured prominently in and around the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection there.

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