Majorie Taylor Greene continues to Promote a Religious-Themed GOP as she Advocates for a "Christian Nationalist Party"
This isn't the first time Marjorie Taylor Greene has promoted such a thing...
Majorie Taylor Greene has been the face of controversy. This weekend, she spoke at the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit in Florida. There, she said one of the primary focuses of the upcoming Republican party should be the implementation of Christian nationalism. She said, “We need to be the party of nationalism and I’m a Christian, and I say it proudly, we should be Christian nationalists.”
She went on to say that the Republicans need to conform to Christianity to make it easier to identify with and to sway Christian voters.
“When Republicans learn to represent most of the people that vote for them, then we will be the party that continues to grow without having to chase down certain identities or chase down certain segments of people. We just need to represent Americans and most Americans, no matter how they vote, really care about the same things and I want to see Republicans actually do their job.”
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This isn’t the first chain of Christian nationalism comments Majorie Taylor Greene has made. While doing an interview on a podcast just last week, she said, “I think that’s an identity that we need to embrace, because those are the policies that serve every single American, no matter how they vote.”
A nonprofit advocating for the constitutional separation of church and state known as the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent criticism at Majorie Taylor Greene. The foundation’s co-presidents said she is continuously tying the term nationalism to patriotism - two completely separate things. “Loving your country is not nationalism,” the co-presidents said.
“Nationalism is what led Europe into centuries of endless wars over imagined borders and notions of national superiority. Like the unification of state and church, this is an embarrassing misstep in European history that Americans should be proud we have learned from. Nationalism is inherently divisive and dangerous.”
The foudnation’s co-presidents continued.
The first clause in the Bill of Rights is widely seen as keeping religion and government separate as a means to prevent government officials from promoting any particular faith. Marjorie Taylor Greene continuously attempts to promote rhetoric that advocates for the Republican party being a religious-themed party. The establishment clause states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
Another advocate of such a themed party is Colorado lawmaker Lauren Boebert who has advocated on multiple occasions to abolish the clause. She said, “The church is supposed to direct the government. I’m tired of this separation of church and state junk.”