Christian nationalism's dangerous threat to democracy
A new report shows religious extremists were integral to the January 6th attack. Katherine Stewart, who studies Christian nationalism, debriefed me, and discussed perils for the future.
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A new and extensive report written by faith leaders, scholars, journalists and advocates, shows the involvement of Christian nationalists in the January 6th insurrection, a domestic terrorist attack on our government. But what and who exactly are “Christian nationalists,” and why do they pose a threat to democracy moving forward?
Katherine Stewart is one of the prominent contributors to the new report, which was sponsored by the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty and the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Stewart studies Christian nationalism as a political movement, and is the author of The Power Worshipers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism.
The cover of the new report by the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty and the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Photo: Lev Radin Pacific Press, Shutterstock
Often a guest on my SiriusXM program, Katherine Stewart travels to some of the events and conferences held by groups that promote Christian nationalism. In this video chat we discuss the new report, the danger of Christian nationalism, how it has risen and what we need to be concerned about for the future.
Please watch and let me know your thoughts.