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Read this important new piece by @MatthewBoedy!

One quibble - linking to an article of mine, Matthew says critics of Christian nationalism often refer to it as Christian supremacism.

I don't see the two as synonymous: CS is broader and deeper than CN

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Let me explain. But first, here's the piece of mine that @MatthewBoedy linked to, which, thanks! As a writer I definitely don't equally like everything I write, but I am still pretty fond of this one, four months after writing it :)

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Now then, what's the difference between Christian nationalism and Christian supremacism/supremacy (either term works in my view)?

Christian nationalism is obviously an expression of Christian supremacy, but CS isn't always so overt or directly ideologically formulated
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“That [Santorum’s] bigotry was rooted in religion perhaps gave him a pass, and your network chose to pay this man to pontificate to millions.” -⁦@AndrewLSeidel

#ChristianSupremacyIs@CNN⁩ shamefully platforming a racist Christian nationalist religiondispatches.org/claiming-that-…
On the Pilgrims in Holland - “But freedom meant that others, including members of the flock, were free too, including to leave the sect. Some did. The Pilgrims didn’t want religious freedom, they wanted a government that would enforce their stringent brand of Christianity.”
“So they fled religious freedom so they could establish theocratic enclaves in the wilderness. The same can be said of the Puritans, who regularly banished and even executed people over theological disagreements. This is not freedom, but religious tyranny.”
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#ChristianSupremacyIs the conflation of "Christian" with "good" in cultural assumptions and aphorisms.
#ChristianSupremacy is having every public interaction for 1/4 of the year involve strangers asking my kids what they want for Christmas or if they're excited about the Easter bunny.
#ChristianSupremacy is the fact that we need to have a big public legal debate about whether Christians can be expected to treat gay people as equals if it violates their religious beliefs, but non-Christians are expected to work on religiously mandated days of rest.
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