*Salon* Takes a Shot at Christian Nationalism

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David Barton (Flickr via Creative Commons)

Check out Paul Rosenberg’s piece “Onward, Christian soldiers: Right-wing religious nationalists launch dramatic new power play.”  The piece is about “Project Blitz,” the latest attempt by Christian nationalists to “restore” America to its “Christian” roots.  I was happy to contribute to the piece.  (One correction: Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump is not yet published.  It will be available to the general public on June 28).

A taste:

“David Barton has been discredited by every American historian I know, including evangelical historians who teach at the most conservative Christian colleges in the country, including Bob Jones University and Liberty University,” John Fea (author of the above-mentioned “Believe Me”) told Salon. “He is a politician who uses the past for his own political agenda.”

But that’s not the whole story. “Having said that, he is one of the most important people in American politics today,” Fea continued. “Why? If Andrew Whitehead and his colleagues are correct, evangelicals supported Trump because they believe America was founded as, and continues to be, a Christian nation. No one has promoted this narrative more effectively than David Barton.”

Read the entire piece here.