This is Daniel Jose Camacho‘s argument in The Christian Century. Here is a taste:
I was reading something on Twitter that made me think of a question many are asking now: is white Christian nationalism a genuine expression of Christianity or is it a distortion of it? In other words, are white Christian nationalists practicing a kind of syncretism that mixes pure biblical Christianity with racist and nationalist beliefs?
My opinion: white nationalists are not necessarily distorting Christianity. Here’s my reasoning…
1. Calling this a distortion assumes that there is one pure “Christianity” when, in fact, there have always been various expressions of Christianities with some providing sanction to oppression and others resisting it. (More on this in point #6).
Read the rest here.
I don’t have time to reflect on this right now, but I thought it might make for an interesting conversation.