Nearly half of voting public sees “Christian nationalism” as critical threat to America.

By |2019-04-04T09:37:51-08:00April 5th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |10 Comments

Put me in that category.

Courtesy of the Morning Consult:

“Christian nationalism,” or the belief that the country is or should be a Christian nation that can often include social and political campaigns supposedly aimed at maintaining or reverting back to that status, is not a new phenomenon, but the fervor among its adherents grows stronger amid the United States’ shift toward a more diverse and secular country. A March 22-24 Morning Consult poll finds that nearly half of the voting public views that ideology as an important or critical threat to the vital interests of the country within the next 10 years.

Rachel Laser, president of the nonpartisan Americans United for Separation of Church and State, which opposes religion dictating public policy, said Christian nationalism is a threat because it takes up “efforts to restrict the space for religious pluralism in the country and give special privileges to a narrow segment of white Christians in America.”

“There is a strong movement to preserve white Christian power in America right now, and a real feeling of fragility about the changing demographics of America,” she said.

Christians in the United States, particularly white Christians, have faced declining numbers over the past few decades, just recently losing their status as a majority. Between 1996 and 2016, the share of the public who identified as white Christian dropped from 65 percent to 43 percent, according to public opinion shop PRRI. Scholars say that white Christians have lost their perceived standing as the country’s decision-makers amid their declining status, bolstering this form of nationalism.

Although Whitehead noted there is no raw data connecting white nationalism to Christian nationalism, he said the latter allows many whites who take up its cause to express anti-black prejudice, as well as other right-wing ideologies, without resorting to “radicalized language.”

Most upholding such conservative Christian values in this way wouldn’t consider themselves white nationalists, he said, “but enshrined in this idea of Christian nationalism is that the true American is the white American.”

I have been banging this particular drum for well over a decade now and have consistently linked white nationalism to religious fundamentalists. 

They go together like peanut butter and jelly, essentially the sandwich makings for hate and rabid racism.

If you read any of the writings by white nationalists you will almost always pick up on a strong religious undertone, sometimes obvious and overt, and sometimes more subtle and subversive.

So do I think that Christian nationalism poses a  threat in America? 

Why do you think I named my website “The Immoral Minority?”

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10 Comments

  1. Georgeanne Wilcox April 5, 2019 at 3:18 am

    The thing is, a lot of those religious organizations whose adherents are attracted to this type of thing are NOT the ones that will be chosen to be THE religion. I know a lot of winger Mormons and I tell them they won’t be invited to the dance should this crap become solidified. Same with Catholics.

  2. Anonymous April 5, 2019 at 3:28 am

    There’s nothing Christian about them, and Jesus was brown. Also a liberal.

  3. Beaglemom April 5, 2019 at 4:19 am

    One of our esteemed Supreme Court justices (?), Gorsuch in fact, stated recently that an official religion could be established in the US and no one could stop it from happening. Isn’t there the little thing called the Constitution and aren’t US Supreme Court justices supposed to uphold it?

  4. $BM~JB$~MB$ April 5, 2019 at 8:01 am

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  6. anonymous April 5, 2019 at 8:26 am

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  7. anonymous April 5, 2019 at 8:31 am

    Yikes>”“The president of the United States has called Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals,” O’Rourke said in Iowa on Thursday. “He then went on to call asylum-seekers animals and an infestation. Now we would not be surprised if in the Third Reich other human beings were described as an infestation, as a cockroach or a pest that you would want to kill.”
    Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade introduced the O’Rourke clip by noting that the comparison to Nazi Germany “did catch many by surprise” and attempted to clarify Trump’s comments by noting “that was MS-13 he was referring to, and they are animals.” Diamond—née Lynnette Hardaway—who joined the curvy couch crew via video chat, said: “When I listen to Beto O’Rourke, his rhetoric, it reminds me of a slave owner. Anytime you want to tear down existing walls and allow poor people to flow into our country and then having them living in the shadows; they’re working for slave wages.
    That makes you a slave owner. So he needs to look at himself.””

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/diamond-and-silk-compare-beto-orourke-to-a-slave-owner-on-fox-and-friends?ref=home

  8. ANON April 5, 2019 at 10:00 am

    https://www.pbs.org/wnet/amanpour-and-company/video/niall-ferguson-cnw3pz/

    “Over the past 20 years, Niall Ferguson has presented documentaries and written numerous historical tomes that chart the rise and fall of western empires. Ferguson sits down with Hari to talk about the rise of hate crimes in America, the US/China trade talks, and the current state of Brexit.”

    “ONE LAST POINT I’LL MAKE, IF YOU ASK VOTERS AROUND THE COUNTRY WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE, 40-PLUS PERCENT SAY HEALTH CARE, AND IF YOU LOOK AT THE KEY SWING STATES, THE ONES THAT REALLY MATTERED FOR TRUMP IN 2016, IT’S ACTUALLY BETWEEN 44 AND 49%. THE REPUBLICANS HAVE A HUGE PROBLEM BECAUSE THEY NOW OWN HEALTH CARE IS AN ISSUE, AND AMERICANS DEEPLY DISSATISFIED ON THAT ISSUE.

    IF TRUMP ENDS UP HAVING TO COMPETE WITH A RELATIVELY CENTRIST DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE ON THAT KIND OF TERRAIN, THEN IT MAY BE THAT THE COMBINATION OF CULTURAL ESTRANGEMENT OF EDUCATED AMERICAN VOTERS, OF WOMEN VOTERS, YOUNGER VOTERS, PLUS THIS HEALTH CARE ISSUE COULD PREVENT HIM FROM GETTING RE-ELECTION.

    I WOULD PUT HIS PROBABILITY OF GETTING REELECTED AT 60% RIGHT NOW.”

  9. PoopTown April 5, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    When it comes to religions, any of them, all of them are nothing but bad. They brainwash people into a sense of complacency with empty promises of afterlife and most of them are based on bargaining (OCD behavior to insure a place in their “afterlife” place such as “heaven”.)

    All too often they will offer even the morally corrupt a place in their “heaven/afterlife” if they simply engage in some ritualistic OCD behavior such as counting “hail mary’s” or performing corporal punishment upon themselves. All too often now they offer up their “forgiveness” if one simply pay enough to the church in a tithing scheme.

    I get it, most of these people have been brainwashed since childhood and I feel very sorry for each and every one of them, but they cause so much harm through war and denigration of minority groups worldwide that we all need to work to eradicate religion. Too soon is not soon enough.

    I wish I could just say “grow a brain” people but some are too far gone, and the worst part of it is that most religions encourage out-of-control breeding. What to do?

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