Sunday, January 17, 2010

Talk To Action | What is Christian nationalism?


"Christians have an obligation, a mandate, a commission, a holy responsibility to reclaim the land for Jesus Christ -- to have dominion in civil structures, just as in every other aspect of life and godliness.
    But it is dominion we are after. Not just a voice.
    It is dominion we are after. Not just influence.
    It is dominion we are after. Not just equal time.
    It is dominion we are after.
    World conquest. That's what Christ has commissioned us to accomplish."

In the Christian nationalist vision of America, non-believers would be free to worship as they choose, as long as they know their place. When Venkatachalapathi Samuldrala became the first Hindu priest to offer an invocation before Congress, the Family Research Council issued a furious statement that reveals much about the America they'd like to create:

"While it is true that the United States of America was founded on the sacred principle of religious freedom for all, that liberty was never intended to exalt other religions to the level that Christianity holds in our country's heritage...Our founders expected that Christianity -- and no other religion -- would receive support from the government as long as that support did not violate peoples' consciences and their right to worship. They would have found utterly incredible the idea that all religions, including paganism, be treated with equal deference."

Talk To Action | What is Christian nationalism?

This quote is one of the scariest statements I have ever read in by an American about how this country is to be run in the future.  Christian Nationalism appears to be against the freedoms we have earned with our efforts and blood over the last two hundred and thirty years.

1 comment:

Janice said...

Scary stuff indeed! It is not clear how attacking the expression of faith is related to supporting American families, which include many Hindus!