By Upfront | 25m
Published in October of 2022

SUMMARY: Chair of religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania Anthea Butler, professor of history and gender studies at Calvin University Kristen Du Mez, and executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty Amanda Tyler engage in a lively panel discussion with host Marc Lamont Hill as he tries to understand the disconnect between white Christion nationalism, what is preached in the Bible, and what is penned in the founding documents of the United States.

KEY QUOTE: “This is a nostalgia movement…Nostalgia as a time that never existed. Nostalgia for a time that didn’t exist for the beginning of this nation. Why did people come here? They came here to escape tyrannical religion in England. They wanted to have religious freedom to do what they wanted to do (as) religious people. And now we see this being used as, “no, no, no we need to have a state religion, just like England. This is crazy!” – Anthea Butler



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