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More classic, and pernicious, #ChristianAltFacts. This is what a right-wing jeremiad looks like. The rhetoric of this genre serves to uphold white supremacist patriarchy.

#EmptyThePews #WhiteChurchQuiet #TuesdayThoughts
And take note of this:

“He specifically called out Beto O'Rourke for calling the president racist, questioning how ‘someone who has repeatedly denied being racist can be an 'open, avowed racist.'"

Because to a white evangelical, the only way to be racist is to say “I’m racist.”
And yet Huckabee’s still has the gall to blithely assert that skin color doesn’t matter practically in the same breath.

While coming with all the attendant problems of a “color blind” approach to racism, this is beyond disingenuous. Talk about having your cake and eating it too
In hearkening back to the days of yore when our schools were full of #thoughtsandprayers, Huckabee is yearning for the era of Jim Crow and legally segregated schools. Engel v. Vitale, in which SCOTUS ended officially sanctioned school prayer, was decided in 1962. #EmptyThePews
It’s not rocket science to piece together the subtext. When white evangelicals, like one of my uncles in particular, rant and rail about how everything in America has supposedly gotten worse since the 60s, they’re directly linking civil rights gains to supposed national decline.
These days they tend to lace their jeremiads with references to abortion as “murder” and denunciations of the LGBTQ community, as well as invoking the old standby of school prayer, but the racism is 100% still there even though they deny it.

#EmptyThePews #WhiteChurchQuiet
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