Someone tell our friend DICARLO … 😀
“Christian nationalists represent a frightening dynamic within the Republican Party. They are theocrats who don’t believe in the separation of church and state and who argue that the United States was founded as a “Christian” nation and needs to return to those origins. They despise Western secularist culture; fear white demographic decline; and deeply resent feminism, homosexuality, abortion rights, and even individualism, which they see as a modern concept at odds with a more traditional, hierarchal society.
Christian nationalists now dominate the extreme right of the Republican Party, and they have come to believe that Putin is a warrior for Christian fundamentalism and that his invasion of Ukraine is one step in his campaign to crush the global woke left.
Christian nationalists see Putin as the leader in a powerful right-wing counterattack against liberal secularism and as a protector of their Christian faith. Putin has encouraged this support from Christian nationalists in the United States and other Western nations by co-opting the Russian Orthodox Church and waging a culture war inside Russia, notably with anti-gay and other supposedly “pro-family” measures.
Now, many in the Christian nationalist wing of the Republican Party openly want Putin to crush Ukraine’s pro-Western government and win the war. They willingly accept Russian disinformation and often parrot Moscow’s lies about Ukraine.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is one of the loudest voices of Christian nationalism in Congress, and one of the few who doesn’t shy away from the term in public. Earlier this year, she spoke at an event held by a white nationalist group where many in the crowd chanted, “Putin! Putin!” …”
Professor Samuel Perry is out with some new research on Christian nationalists on election day.
“In the first national survey to inquire directly about this issue, we asked a representative sample of more than 1,700 American adults how well “Christian nationalist” described them. Though prior research shows a large percentage of Americans embrace Christian nationalist beliefs to varying degrees, to date we still did not know the percentage who actually identified as Christian nationalists.
Roughly 25% of American adults (representing more than 50 million people) said the label described them either “very well” (11%) or somewhat well (14%). Among Republicans, that number rose to 45%, with more than 20% saying it described them “very well.”
In contrast, less than 17% of Democrats said the label described them either somewhat or very well. Nearly 69% said it didn’t describe them at all. …”
About 58% of white evangelicals said “Christian nationalist” described them somewhat or very well, dwarfing all other religious groups. Only about 20% of white liberal Protestants or white Catholics identified with the label at some level. The closest group to white evangelicals are Black Protestants, roughly 35% of whom said Christian nationalist described them somewhat or very well. …“
Interesting poll result on black Protestants.
This suggests that about a third of them are highly uncomfortable with the cultural values of libtards on issues like feminism and “trans.” We might see that show up in the midterms.