What I'm Reading: Christian Nationalists Want to Break Democracy, Doug Mastriano's Army of God, Christian Nationalists Paved Way for Jan. 6, & 'They Are Preparing for War’
Some Sunday Reading. Read, share, organize.
Christian Nationalists Are Excited About What Comes Next
The shape of the Christian nationalist movement in the post-Roe future is coming into view, and it should terrify anyone concerned for the future of constitutional democracy…Breaking American democracy isn’t an unintended side effect of Christian nationalism. It is the point of the project.
The Far-Right Christian Quest for Power: ‘We Are Seeing Them Emboldened’
Political candidates on the fringe mix religious fervor with conspiracy theories, even calling for the end of the separation of church and state.
Trump's Army of God: Doug Mastriano and the Christian Nationalist Attack on Democracy
Pennsylvania lawmaker is a Christian zealot, an academic fraud and an insurrectionist. He's the tip of the iceberg.
Pastors For Doug Mastriano? Somebody Call The IRS
A training event for pastors in Philadelphia Thursday explicitly advertised to help them elect Doug Mastriano for governor shows why the IRS needs to investigate similar events and church leaders who participate in them.
He's on a mission from God: Pennsylvania GOP candidate Doug Mastriano's war with the world
Pa. GOP candidate closely linked to Christian extremists who want "spiritual warfare" against America.
How Christian Nationalism Paved the Way for Jan. 6
Men and women waving flags that read "An Appeal to Heaven" or "Proud American Christian" surged past Capitol police as the officers tried to halt those entering the Capitol building. When people adorned in Oath Keepers attire stormed into the Capitol rotunda, they appealed to the Almighty for "letting us stand up for our country."
‘They Are Preparing for War’: An Expert on Civil Wars Discusses Where Political Extremists Are Taking This Country
After January 6th of last year, people were asking me, “Aren’t you horrified?” “Isn’t this terrible?” “What do you think?” And, first of all, I wasn’t surprised, right? People who study this, we’ve been seeing these groups have been around now for over 10 years. They’ve been growing. I know that they’re training. They’ve been in the shadows, but we know about them. I wasn’t surprised.