At Chron.com, University of Texas at Austin Professor Eric MacDaniel examines what’s behing the emergence of “Christian nationalism” as a political force. Frankly, I do not find his findings at all surprising; it goes back to original sin–America’s original sin of chattel slavery justified by racism, that is. A snippet:
Today, only about 4 in 10 people in the U.S. are white Christians. The thought of no longer being the majority has prompted some of them to see Christian nationalism as the only way to get the nation back on the right track. Christian nationalism typically restricts adherents’ view of who can be considered a “true” American, limiting it to people who are white, Christian and U.S.-born, and whose families have European roots.
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