February 4, 2021 ☼ white-christian-nationalism
Christian nationalism is “a huge theme throughout evangelical Christendom,” Neumann says, referring to teachings that posit America as God’s chosen nation. Christians who subscribe to those teachings believe the United States has a covenant with God, and that if it is broken, the nation risks literal destruction — analogous to the siege of Jerusalem in the Hebrew Bible. In the eyes of these believers, that covenant is threatened by cultural changes like taking prayer out of public schools and legalizing abortion and gay marriage, Neumann says.
Cultural issues are the touchstone for these people. It’s been going on since Reagan and before. I think the current movement started with opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment and Brown vs. Board of Education even before that.