Our CEO @JGreenblattADL appeared on MSNBC's @mitchellreports to discuss the disturbing recent cases of politicians promoting Christian nationalism. We must call out #antisemitism & extremism in politics whether it's on the left or right – it's a matter of right and wrong. pic.twitter.com/Mnmmq4joXL— ADL (@ADL) July 26, 2022
Let’s be perfectly clear: “Christian Nationalism” – a term being tossed around carelessly by far-right politicians and pundits – is not new and it’s not OK. It’s an un-American ideology that ignores religious pluralism, a hallmark of our democracy, and encourages #hate. ?— Jonathan Greenblatt (@JGreenblattADL) July 26, 2022
From @RepMTG to the founder of the white supremacist cesspool Gab, we are hearing a growing and disturbing number of people with large platforms advocating for this exclusionary ideology that often is accompanied by virulent #antisemitism, let alone #racism and #xenophobia.— Jonathan Greenblatt (@JGreenblattADL) July 26, 2022
As @maddow pointed out last night, this isn't a novel concept or a new movement. "Christian Nationalism" was pushed by Nazi sympathizer Gerald L.K. Smith more than 70 years ago. He literally blamed @ADL for trying to remove books containing Christmas carols from public schools.— Jonathan Greenblatt (@JGreenblattADL) July 26, 2022
But modern social media provides politicians and commentators with larger platforms and more influence than Smith and his ilk ever achieved. That's what makes this new infatuation with Christian Nationalism so dangerous, and why it urgently must be condemned.— Jonathan Greenblatt (@JGreenblattADL) July 26, 2022
.@ADL was at the forefront of pushing back against this ever-evolving movement 70 years ago and will continue to do so in 2022 and beyond.— Jonathan Greenblatt (@JGreenblattADL) July 26, 2022
If the Christians who are the Real Americans seize control of the Seven Mountains, it obviously follows that the people in charge of those mountains now are going to have to be toppled, right?
Note: Lutherans were pioneers of Christian Nationalism.