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What is Christian Nationalism and is it growing?
Airdate: June 29, 2022
“Congress shall pass no law respecting an establishment of religion.” The establishment clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution is cited as the basis for the separation between church and state.
However a growing Christian Nationalist movement in politics believes America was founded as a Christian Nation and should return to it Christian roots.
Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert of Colorado, said at a religious service Sunday: “The church is supposed to direct the government. The government is not supposed to direct the church. That is not how our Founding Fathers intended it.” She added: “I’m tired of this separation of church and state junk that’s not in the Constitution. It was in a stinking letter, and it means nothing like what they say it does.”
Is that an example of Christian Nationalism?
John Fea, Distinguished Professor of American History at Messiah University appears on Wednesday’s Smart Talk to discuss Christian Nationalism in politics.