Politicians embrace Christian nationalism. What is that ideology?

Politicians are increasingly promoting Christian nationalism, the idea that America was founded as a Christian nation, by Christians, and that all its laws and institutions are based on Christianity

  • Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has cited the ideology several times in recent weeks.
  • It comes as conservatives are more often calling for less separation between church and state.
  • The Establishment Clause of the First Amendment is most frequently cited on the need for that separation.

On numerous recent occasions, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene described herself as a “Christian nationalist,” calling the political ideology and cultural framework “actually a good thing” and claiming it’s an “identity that (Republicans) need to embrace.”

“I am being attacked by the godless left because I said I’m a proud Christian Nationalist,” Greene, R-Ga., wrote on Twitter on July 25. “The left has shown us exactly who they are. They hate America, they hate God, and they hate us.”