Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill Sept. 20, 2022, in Washington, D.C.
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As ordained Christian ministers, we have been distressed to see Christian nationalism increasingly normalized. For years, we’ve heard leaders in the Religious Right pine for greater power and influence in our politics. Now, emboldened by the Trump years, whispers have turned to shouts. Alarmingly, the loudest voices praising Christian nationalism have been elected members of Congress.
What I and other religious leaders involved in political work know is that Christian nationalism is a threat to democracy, especially at the state level.
Christian nationalism melds Christian and American identities, distorting both in the process. Christian nationalism expects that Christianity will be given a place of privilege by the State. It tells people that to be a good American, one must be a Christian. Far too often, it is deeply intertwined with white supremacy and patriarchy. …