Amid a rise in “Christian Nationalism,” liberals have warned people to be cautious about the movement.
One such person, John Blake, who is a producer for CNN, said the movement is both “potentially violent” and “insidious.” Another, MSNBC’s Dean Obeidallah, wrote that the movement represented “a threat to our democracy.”
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) compared the “Christian nationalism” movement to the Taliban. He Tweeted on Friday: “‘we need to prove to people we are the party of Christian Nationalism.’ Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene. ‘We are the party of Islamic nationalism…’ Taliban. I oppose the American Taliban. @GOPLeader ?”
Kinzinger was referring to an interview Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GE) did where she said that “Christian nationalism” was nothing to feel sorry for and should also be embraced.
Rev. Chuck Corrie, who is a pastor from Oregon, also hit out at the idea of “Christian nationalism,” by saying it is “incompatible with Christianity.” Corrie also had a small spat with Marjorie Taylor Green on Twitter about the topic.
“The left has shown us exactly who they are. They hate America, they hate God, and they hate us,” Greene tweeted on Monday night. Currie tweeted back: “Unlike Marjorie Taylor Greene, I’ve studied the Scriptures & devoted myself to serving the Church.”
“[Republicans] need to be the party of nationalism, and I’m a Christian, and I say it proudly, we should be Christian nationalists,” Greene also said in a recent interview.
Lauren Boebert (R-CO) echoed the sentiments of Greene, when she said in June that “The church is supposed to direct the government, the government is not supposed to direct the church … I’m tired of this separation of church and state junk.”
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