@DeanObeidallah on Christian nationalism — which to be clear, cannot co-exist with democracy. The only way these people can impose their extremist beliefs on the majority is by blocking the vote and imposing right wing religious law state by state… https://t.co/170kYfzRWC— Joy-Ann (Pro-Democracy) Reid ? (@JoyAnnReid) July 28, 2022
I am a Jewish American woman. The Supreme Court just took away my religious liberty and personal autonomy.— Jennifer Taub ? ?? (@jentaub) June 25, 2022
I’ll keep saying the same thing again and again:— Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg (@TheRaDR) July 27, 2022
All of our struggles are interconnected.
Defeating Christofascism is a group project.
We are in this together.
Orban. Torba. Ziegler. The GOP has become a party of overt anti-semitism—and if you think you can vote for the GOP without demonstrably advancing Christofascism in the United States, think again. It’s a patriotic duty to defend America against this threat. https://t.co/Yqmmsconaj— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 28, 2022
Sounds good to me.
“This past weekend, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., repeated her call that Republicans should embrace Christian nationalism, stating, “We need to be the party of nationalism and I’m a Christian, and I say it proudly, we should be Christian nationalists.”
This is the same Greene who in 2019, when she was a candidate seeking office, claimed the two female Muslim members of Congress, Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., wanted to impose “Sharia in America” and demanded they “go back to the Middle East.” …
The term Christian nationalism is inseparable from white nationalism and is defined by the belief that the United States was founded as a white, Christian nation. It also relies on the core belief that there should be no wall between church and state, rather that our laws should be based on right-wing, extreme interpretations of the Christian faith. …
Since Roe v. Wade was overturned by the conservative Supreme Court, seven GOP-controlled states have imposed laws banning abortion at conception. These laws are grounded on the religious belief that life begins at conception, which, notably, is not shared by all faiths, or even all branches of Christianity. Still, Republicans seek to force their beliefs upon us just as the religious radicals in the Taliban despicably impose their extreme religious beliefs: by law. …”
It is funny.
This makes sense to me as a Lutheran.
My own personal ideal or model of society that I would like to see implemented is Northern Europe under Lutheranism in the Age of Orthodoxy between the Reformation and Enlightenment. Each German state and Scandinavian kingdom was ruled by a Lutheran price or king. Lutherans used to control all of those “Seven Mountains” – family, religion, education, media, entertainment, business and government – and the result was a strong, healthy and harmonious Lutheran culture.
Lutheran Europe was racially, ethnically, culturally and religiously homogeneous in the Age of Orthodoxy. Disgruntled people and heretics who objected to the status quo like the Anabaptists left and moved elsewhere. This is the way things were until the Enlightenment and the French Revolution swept across Europe and Napoleon’s armies and admirers began to dismantle the system and implement liberal reforms. Church and state were integrated in Germany down until World War I.
What’s so funny about this is hearing calls for dominionism come from Baptists and Pentecostals. You would have to know the history to appreciate the irony of this volte face. The rise of evangelical Christianity in the South in the wake of the Great Awakening was instrumental in the disestablishment of the Anglican Church in the South. Evangelicals have traditionally supported religious freedom.
I guess things are so bad now living as we do in a country where Christianity is no longer the dominant culture, where Christian norms and morals are under relentless attack by secular elites who promote Satanic fads like gay marriage and “trans,” where we all live under a homogeneous Jewish, liberal, modernist or atheist elite in outlook and their poison seeps out of every institution in society that White evangelicals are finally beginning to reconsider their attachment to liberalism.
Better late than never. Every man has his limit. I think the spread of “trans” was a key turning point for White evangelicals and their relationship to classical liberalism.