Wednesday, August 31, 2022

A Pennsylvania Lawmaker and the Resurgence of Christian Nationalism

Doug Mastriano, a Republican state senator from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and parts of neighboring counties, was a little-known figure in state politics before the coronavirus pandemic. But, in the past year, he has led rallies against mask mandates and other public-health protocols, which he has characterized as “the governor’s autocratic control over our lives.” He has become a leader of the Stop the Steal campaign, and claims that he spoke to Donald Trump at least fifteen times between the 2020 election and the insurrection at the Capitol, on January 6th. He urged his followers to attend the rally at the Capitol that led to the riots, saying, “I’m really praying that God will pour His Spirit upon Washington, D.C., like we’ve never seen before.” Throughout this time, he has cast the fight against both lockdowns and Trump’s electoral loss as a religious battle against the forces of evil. He has come to embody a set of beliefs characterized as Christian nationalism, which center on the idea that God intended America to be a Christian nation, and which, when mingled with conspiracy theory and white nationalism, helped to fuel the insurrection. “Violence has always been a part of Christian nationalism,” Andrew Whitehead, a sociologist and co-author of “Taking America Back for God,” told me. “It’s just that the nature of the enemy has changed.”


  1. Society abhors a religious vacuum. The retreat of Chrisianity from public life didn't result in a neutral society. Secular Liberalism, the Woke religion, took up the empty space.
    So the question is: Which is less evil for the Jews? I would suggest that it's better to have a stronger Chrisianity reassert itself and its values than the current Woke crap.

  2. I suggest you discuss this with the Pope and the Evangelicals - I am sure they would welcome your enlightened views!

  3. As I said, we have to choose. Who's more dangerous for the Jews?


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