America, the non-white Un-Christian, White Christian Nation! Or so some think! This article comes from The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, published on Friday, August 4th., “About 100 Milwaukee faith leaders launch campaign against Christian Nationalism“.
About 100 leaders from a variety of faith backgrounds, including Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Buddhism, rallied outside the Martin Luther King Jr. statue on North King Drive before marching to Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, where they received training on how to engage their congregations in conversation about the issue.
“America is not a Christian nation,” said the Rev. Paul Erickson, bishop of the Greater Milwaukee Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, or ELCA.
The U.S. is at its best, Erickson said, when Christianity is one faith among many in the public sphere.
Christian nationalism is a right-wing movement that argues Christian values should influence government and that church and state should not be separate. Some Christian nationalists believe in waging spiritual warfare against what they see as an erosion of conservative cultural values in American society, including on gender and sexuality and race.
Pastor of the Christian Revival Center, and National Director of the Knights Party of the Ku Klux Klan, both centrally located in Harrison, Arkansas, Thomas Robb said, “The words ‘Christian Nationalism’ are made up words. They were created to make Christianity in America seem like something bad. I’m sure we can all agree that America was founded as a White, Christian Nation, and that our forefathers intended it to remain that way. With that in mind, we know America’s foundation was rooted in God’s laws and His covenant with His chosen people, the White race, the ancestors of the Israelites spoken of throughout the Bible. So we’re not talking about just any God, but Yahweh God. Not Budda, not Allah, not any other non-white god, or gods. Those gods do not belong in our White, Christian Nation. Our enemies know that with God, His chosen people will thrive. So the whole idea of introducing multiple religions, and multiple different gods, is an attempt to remove our God from America, which in turn, will cause America crumble. So a name had to be made up to make it sound like Christianity in America is a bad thing. ‘Christian Nationalism’ is that word.”