Topics covered so far re the Jan 6th insurrection: white Christian nationalism, ppl carrying Israeli flags & wearing "Camp Auschwitz" sweatshirts, Christian Zionism - @sarahposner, toxic masculinity, Ashley Babbitt & role of white women - @AntheaButler #capitolsiegereligion
.@AntheaButler: don't overlook the "small events" & threat of everyday violence; @sarahposner: the fight over history textbooks in public schools & narratives of white Christian innocence; @ndrewwhitehead: parallels w/1898 Wilmington massacre when a white mob attacks biracial gov
How to teach these topics to undergrad classes: @AntheaButler: know your class - meet students where they are; "it's not about feelings, it's about facts"; understand disinformation; "if you don't know what the history is, you can't understand Jan 6th" #capitolsiegereligion
How to teach Jan 6th to undergrad classes: @socofthesacred: as a social scientist, I use data"; we're not talking about interpretations but facts rooted in data; if student make claims, ask them for data to support them; "the data are enough in this case" #capitolsiegereligion
How to teach Jan 6th to undergrad classes: @AntheaButler: don't teach evangelicalism or religion as "one big blob" #capitolsiegereligion
. @ndrewwhitehead: on how social media amplifies influence of figures like Franklin Graham, who tell Christians to take their faith public ("Xty should have a central part in our culture"). Where are Christians getting their information other than the pews? #capitolsiegereligion
.@AntheaButler: on homegrown radicals being radicalized through cable news and their Facebook page: "It's not a dogwhistle anymore. It's a bullhorn...that goes 24/7." #capitolsiegereligion
.@socofthesacred: Remember Paul Weyrich, co-founder of Moral Majority, who said "We don't want everyone to vote!"

"White Christian nationalism has been part of restricting the vote and voter suppression for decades and decades." #capitolsiegereligion
. @AntheaButler: It's important to see the complicity of white Christianity in #2020Election; "morality" was used as a shield to keep people from seeing the racist project saying "white Jesus is for white people, and you can get on board or not" #capitolsiegereligion
What to do now: @socofthesacred: “Resist the voices who try to marginalize what happened at the Capitol. . . They are more mainstream than most people want to acknowledge” #capitolsiegereligion
.@sarahposner: “As journalists, keep reporting on what is happening now but try to excavate what the Trump admin did. . use our power through reporting & FOIA requests…to understand what he aspired to do with this base at his back" #capitolsiegereligion
Final thought from @plmanseau on why it's important to document Jan 6th etc: "If we don’t record this history now, future scholars & historians will not be able to understand what happened...we’re doing this not just for ourselves but 4 future generations." #capitolsiegereligion
For more on the 1898 Wilmington insurrection (some also say "massacre"), which some historians call the "only coup in US history":… #capitolsiegereligion

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1/ How it started // How it's going

I got a book contract w/@OUPAcademic!
2/ Perhaps fitting since #AARSBL2020 is happening now, I have many #amrel & #APARRI folks to thank for making this book seem possible.

Because hot tip: It’s not easy to do a 2nd book so different from your 1st. In at least one different subfield. About a different time period.
3/ Model Christians, Model Minorities (title tbd) asks how post-1965 Asian immigrants have changed U.S. evangelical institutions & politics.

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