US Christians Speak Out Against Christian Nationalism – Ethics Daily
“Christian nationalism harmfully suggests that to be a good American, one must be Christian or that to be a good Christian, one must be American,” said Amanda Tyler, BJC’s executive director. “BJC recognized an urgent need for a strong response from the Christian community to denounce Christian nationalism as a gross distortion of our faith and a dangerously divisive movement for our body politic.”
Working with a number of other Christian leaders, we have developed a statement for any self-identified Christian to associate with as a way to take a stand against Christian nationalism. We hope to have a robust response from a broad diversity of Christians.
The statement calls Christian nationalism “a persistent threat to both our religious communities and our democracy” and “a damaging political ideology,” asserting that it distorts “both the Christian faith and America’s constitutional democracy.”