by Rod D. Martin
March 12, 2021
When you ask these guys (by which I mean, reasonably prominent Millennial pastors who support Beth Moore, Russell Moore, et al.) to define their made-up term “Christian nationalism”, they say things like:
• having a flag in church
• or believing II Chronicles 7:14 can apply to America (or other nations)
• or promoting Christian beliefs politically (EXCEPT ABORTION! DON’T YOU DARE SAY THEY’RE NOT PRO-LIFE, YOU HATER! while they vote for Joe Biden….)
• or “worshiping Trump” (while they say anyone criticizing Russell, Beth, J.D. et al. is engaging in “hate”, a position which sounds a lot more like worship than does supporting a candidate; but I digress).
But like their use of the term “worship” for support of the candidate they opposed, what they really mean by “Christian nationalism” is just any Christian being patriotic, and not condemning America in line with the dictates of Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality, or at least whatever the 1619 Project and CNN told them this week.
And what they mean by choosing that particular turn of phrase (“Christian Nationalism”) is to equate you to “White Nationalists”.
Yes, these preachers are calling you a Nazi.
A truly loving and inclusive bunch, don’t you think? And only a generation behind their secular counterparts, as always.