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We have seen what a century of removing God from our schools and civil laws looks like.

It brought us to the point where secularists are openly pushing their sexual perversions on young children.

#Christianity #Christiannationalism
We can no longer retreat.  We must go on the political offensive.  Whether it is targeted boycotts, lawsuits or getting involved in local, state and federal politics.
Sometimes it means calling out our own family members or fellow church members who align themselves with the wicked and ungodly values of our modern culture.
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In the mid-19th century secularists used the courts to begin to erode biblical gender roles and Christians retreated. 

Then in the 20th century they removed prayer and creation teaching from schools and replaced it with teachings of evolution - and again Christians retreated.
In the 50s,60s and 70s, secularists used the court to get rid of fornication laws and gave women the right to murder their own unborn children in their wombs and in the 2000s the court made gay marriage and transgenderism rights – and again Christians retreated.
The Bible tells us in 1 Peter 2:14 that God has established civil government “for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well”.  And how do we know what is evil and what is morally praiseworthy behavior? One answer.  The Bible.

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Arguments for "woke" Christianity. A thread.

I've been debating what the Christian right calls "woke" for years. It's always the same points. So instead of addressing them over and over again. I thought I'd create a thread to book mark. Warning-this will be long. 1/
My background. I'm a preacher's kid, been a Christian my entire life (I'm 56). I've also voted Republican, Democratic, Independent. I'm not particularly partisan and I think the marriage of Christianity and politics is incredibly dangerous as proved throughout history. 2/
The denomination I grew up was fairly liberal. However as an adult, I attended evangelical mega churches that became increasingly fundamentalist over the years. I was like a frog in boiling water-not recognizing the changes in doctrine until the Trump era. 3/
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ReAwaken America starting at Trump Doral. This traveling carnival of extremism & conspiracies has long backed Trump as God's chosen, but now they're at 1 of his properties. I attended 1 last year; this political movement borrows liturgy of church:…
Michael Flynn opens ReAwaken America at Trump Doral with claims about nation built on Judeo-Christian beliefs (as he's done before:…). And he says liberals don't believe in God & don't have souls (such demonization's common:…) Image
Michael Flynn claiming during ReAwaken America at Trump Doral that those on the left don't have souls is dangerous dehumanizing rhetoric. He's painting this as a battle between God's people & soulless creatures.
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Texas Rep. @jamestalarico's opposition to legislation forcing schools to display the Ten Commandments went viral this week.

We spoke yesterday about being Christians Against #ChristianNationalism. Part 1:
"This bill does a disservice to both Judaism and Christianity," @jamestalarico told me.

In part two of our conversation, we discuss why forcing schools to post the Ten Commandments is bad from religious, historical and constitutional perspectives.
Rep. @jamestalarico describes the influence of #ChristianNationalism on the #TXlege in part three of our conversation.

You can also learn more about our work at Christians Against Christian Nationalism here: …
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If you wanna read a scathing theological critique of #ChristianNationalism, look no further than John MacArthur himself. Brutal takedown of contemporary efforts to restore Christendom via political reform. Dude even thinks our Revolution was sinful—Founders didn’t obey Romans 13. ImageImageImageImage
Here’s his thoughts on the American Revolution. Hardly an endorsement of the Christian founding of our nation. ImageImage
Oh man, savage. Get ‘em, John. Unthinkable that Christians become the avowed enemies of the very people they’re hear to serve. Image
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"I've never read anything by Wolfe"

Yes, that's the problem. This tweet is plain as day in the context of his other writings. His theory states that groups of people born of different "climate" are "more beautiful and all ways better disposed." (p 67)

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This tweet is part of the same idea. His theory takes this idea to the concept of a "peculiar love for the people of own race and country". He attempts to obfuscate "ethnicity" to be about culture, but connects it to the "blood ties in ethno-genesis". It's all in the book, folks. Image
Chapter 3 of the book covers most of these things. By the end I am certain that most will conclude that Wolfe's theory is distinctly ethno-nationalist.
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Last year @ndrewwhitehead & I were asked to submit this written testimony to the @January6thCmte on the role of white #ChristianNationalism in the #CapitolRiots. We explain how WCN had laid ideological groundwork & was shaping interpretation of events. 1/5…
Because the Jan 6 Committee ultimately decided to leave out all discussion of #ChristianNationalism in their report, we've posted testimony on @socarxiv. The document has not been substantively revised or updated. Others have cited video/photo evidence, but we felt this... 2/5
...written testimony provided a broader view of how white #ChristianNationalism is clearly linked w/many of the factors that facilitated the #CapitolRiots & have since made Americans on the right more inclined to remember the event has harmless or even good. We regret the... 3/5
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A rally in Mo. Capitol to push anti-trans bills is starting with hour-long worship service with contemporary Christian praise songs. #moleg
Main organizing group behind rally last year held event at Mo. Capitol saying God wanted gerrymandering:…
Charlie Kirk's Turning Point also here with materials & someone who will speak along with state lawmakers & Mo Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft
#moleg Sen. Mike Moon, sponsor of key anti-trans bill, speaking at service/rally. He invokes story of Esther as people prayed before she went before king. He adds that they are all here "for such a time as this." (This political use of Esther is common:…)
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🧵 Is #ChristianNationalism more threatened by religious or racial diversity? Our new study at @SREJournal uses a new CN index & finds CN predicts viewing both as hindrances to national unity, but its association with racial diversity is much stronger. 1/5…
This figure shows the difference pretty clearly. As #ChristianNationalism increases, Americans are more likely to see both religious and racial diversity as hindrances rather than strengths, but look at how much steeper the slope is for racial diversity. We also measured... 2/5 Image
...this another way by combining outcomes. As #ChristianNationalism increases folks are WAY less likely to see religious & racial diversity as strengths, but become especially more likely to see religious diversity as strength & race diversity as threat. This all suggests...3/5 Image
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#Populism Poses Dangers to Democracy. It Does the Same to Christian Witness. How polarizing narratives corrupt our hearts and redefine our faith.…
"The plot of the populist story is simple, unchanging, and melodramatic: Life consists of a perpetual struggle between “common people” and the elites who exploit them. The former are noble, virtuous, and righteous;
the latter are corrupt, arrogant, and self-serving. The key to eradicating social ills and injustices lies in helping the people recognize their true enemies and mobilize to defeat them." ...What populist rhetoric adds to the mix is fear, outrage, and an all-consuming urgency.
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New research on #ChristianNationalism from us @PRRIpoll! A brief 🧵 of the findings

Roughly 3 in ten Americans adhere to or sympathize with Christian nationalist beliefs
This is based on a new measure we developed to identify people who believe in Christian nationalism by assessing their agreement with these five statements and sorting them into one of the four groups above:
We find that Christian nationalist beliefs are overwhelming among two key groups: white evangelical Protestants, and Republicans:
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New Christian Nationalism Findings!

@PRRIpoll & @BrookingsInst just released the findings from a new survey of over 6,000 Americans. This report helps us know who embraces Christian nationalism, and what those folks believe. #ChristianNationalism…
For instance, around 29% of Americans are at least sympathetic to Christian nationalism. @PRRIpoll labels these folks "Adherents" and "Sympathizers". Image
They asked 5 different questions and created a Christian nationalism scale. This is similar to what we did in Taking America Back for God.

Glad to see a continuation of what questions are asked which help us further specify what Americans really believe and desire. Image
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Join us for the release of @PRRIpoll and @BrookingsGov's joint survey on white Christian nationalism + an expert panel on the results.

Don't forget to tune in! We'll also be live tweeting below. ⬇️… Image
.@robertpjones: Researchers for @prrpoll & @BrookingsGov used 5 questions about the relationship btwn Christianity & America to create a #ChristianNationalism scale. Respondents were assigned into 1 of 4 groups based on the extent to which they agreed/disagreed with statements. Image
.@robertpjones: The survey found that 29% of Americans adhere to or sympathize with Christian nationalism while 68% of Americans are skeptics or rejectors of the ideology. #ChristianNationalism Image
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Desantis projects racist, classist & homophobic fears onto the culture to win votes🧵1/4

#DesantisIsAnAuthoritarian #ChristianNationalism #WhiteNationalism #MAGARepublicans #ABlueView ImageImageImage
Desantis projects racist, classist & homophobic fears onto the culture to win votes🧵2/4

#DesantisIsAnAuthoritarian #ChristianNationalism #WhiteNationalism #MAGARepublicans #ABlueView ImageImage
Desantis projects racist, classist & homophobic fears onto the culture to win votes🧵3/4

#DesantisIsAnAuthoritarian #ChristianNationalism #WhiteNationalism #MAGARepublicans #ABlueView ImageImageImage
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.@njhochman's attempted refutation of @BradleyOnishi's thesis abt #ChristianNationalism conflates 3 things to reach a simplistic conclusion. Hochman aligns 1) Amer Xty's demographic decline, 2) changing terrain in the culture wars, & 3) some Xn leaders' pessimism abt "winning" 1/
Xty is demographically declining in the U.S., but it's not going quietly into that good night. A lot of that decline is among liberal/prog churches. 45% of Americans who say "U.S. should be a Xn nation" is a still a demogr. force to be reckoned with.… 2/
The long-term coalescence of right-wing Christians around the Republican party means that this demographic, even if it's declining, is ever more important to Republican politicians. One need only look at Trump & DeSantis' jockeying for Evang leaders' support today to verify. 3/
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Latest round of ReAwaken America Tour is starting in Nashville. This traveling MAGA variety show of extremism & conspiracies co-opts Christians symbols & rhetoric, as I reported from last event in Branson:… 1/
ReAwaken America events have embraced #ChristianNationalism (…), demonized opponents (…), & pushed for violent view of spiritual warfare politics (…). 2/
This time, ReAwaken America is meeting at church of 1 of the popular, regular speakers (Greg Locke). @liamsadams previewed this round for @Tennessean:… 3/
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Seeing more attention to role of religion & #ChristianNationalism in Jan. 8 violence in #Brazil. Important to understand this (like in Jan. 6 in US). @beauunderwood & I first detailed last week how Christian symbols & leaders showed up in Jan. 8 mob:… 1/
@beauunderwood Also last week, @ardenthistorian wrote about religion & Jan. 8 for @RDispatches (…). And @BradleyOnishi & Dan Miller talked about it on @StraightWhiteJC (…). 2/
Now @RNS has piece by Brazilian reporter Eduardo Campos Lima on pastors arrested during Jan. 8 violence & evangelical support for Bolsonaro & even a coup:… 3/
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I'm not an expert on Brazilian Pentecostalism & defer to those who are, but I know that the recent election there had many similar features to what I discuss in Charismatic Revival Fury & #Jan6: spirit. warfare invocations, Manichean declarations by Evang/ Pentecostal leaders 1/3
against left-wing opponents, & conscious stoking of these forces by #Bolsonaro and his family.… I also know that the apostolic network model discussed in our series (whether you call it #NAR or not) has really taken hold among Evangs/Pentecostals there. 2/3
As we are watching events unfold with rioting and storming of govt buildings in #Brasilia, one of the crucial analytical questions going forward is: what role did relig leaders play in instigating this and what were the theologies they used in doing so? #ChristianNationalism 3/3
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1/8 I’m grateful for the opportunity to testify before the U.S. House Oversight Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties this morning on the threat of #ChristianNationalism. I will discuss how this ideology overlaps with and provides cover for white supremacy.
2/8 This is the seventh and final hearing in the Subcommittee's series on “Confronting White Supremacy,” chaired by @RepRaskin. This hearing will address “The Evolution of Anti-Democratic Extremist Groups and the Ongoing Threat to Democracy.”
@RepRaskin 3/8 I'm excited to hear from fellow witnesses @Esqueer_ of @cyberlawclinic, @BulldogShadow of @WStatesCenter, Mary McCord of @GeorgetownICAP, and @orensegal of @ADL.
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Is he speaking of himself? Michael O’Fallon of the Southern Baptist Convention is largely credited with starting the whole CRT bullsh#t to attack public schools. In Dec 2020, he was Roger Stone’s guest speaker, along w/ David Leatherwood (of Gays Against Groomers & TPUSA). 1/
3/ Michael O’Fallon’s pal, Roger Stone.
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Hey fam, dropping in to share some data. Something we (@jt_davis14 @JoshuaGrubbsPhD) found in PDES data shows up in Pew. Among WHITE adults who think govt should support religion, 70% think voting is a privilege, not a right. BUT, it's a WHITE #ChristianNationalism thing... 1/4 Image
Notice when we look at Black Americans, even among those who think govt should support religion, ~70% still believe voting is a protected right, not a privilege. It's not even close to where white Christian nationalists end on on voting rights. But what about Hispanics? 2/4 Image
Hispanics look more like Black Americans than whites. Notice nearly 60% who think government should support religion still think voting is a right that shouldn't be restricted, not a privilege. What's it mean? 1/4 Image
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