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'Christian Nationalism:' The Latest Left-Wing Bigoted Slur Tactic

Richard Harris
Dec. 12, 2023

OPINION, Dec. 12, 2023 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following is submitted by Richard Harris, Executive Director of the Truth & Liberty Coalition:

    A new bigoted slur from Democrats has hit the scene. With the pejorative label of "Christian Nationalist," leftists hope to delegitimize and disenfranchise Christians who advocate for public morality, free speech, family values, and the right to life. By linking Christianity and "nationalism" in one phrase, they are cleverly conjuring a blended image of Nazi-esque tyranny and government-imposed religion. The slur is usually accompanied by false accusations that Christians want to create a "theocracy" and "force" their religion on others.

    A particularly shocking and shameful instance of this bigotry occurred a few days ago when Democratic commentator James Carville said on the Bill Maher show that "Christian Nationalists" are more dangerous than Al-Qaeda. Think of it, Bible-believing, patriotic Christians are more of a threat to this nation than the Islamic jihadis who slaughtered more than 3,000 innocent Americans on 9/11.

    The real threat to our republic is not biblical Christianity, but the tyrannical thinking of the left that has spread through the nation like a cancer. A thought system that will say that over 100 million Americans should be disqualified from participation in public life and treated as a national security threat, simply because they believe the teachings of the Bible, is the real threat to freedom! In America, every person, atheist and Christian alike, has the right to peacefully participate in our free republican processes according to his personal convictions.

    People like James Carville have forgotten that our nation's commitment to freedom came from the teachings of the Bible. Our national birth certificate, the Declaration of Independence, refers to God five separate times, stating that God is our creator, that He gave us unalienable rights, and that He has woven his unalterable moral law into nature.

    Many Presidents have acknowledged the biblical origins of our national commitment to freedom. Andrew Jackson said, "The Bible is the rock on which our republic rests." Ronald Reagan stated,

      "Of the many influences that have shaped the United States of America into a distinctive Nation and people, none may be said to be more fundamental and enduring than the Bible ...The Bible and its teachings helped form the basis of the Founding Fathers' abiding belief in the inalienable right of the individual – rights which they found implicit in the Bible's teaching of the inherent worth and dignity of the individual."

    Cornell University professor, Clinton Rossiter, in his book "Seedtime of the Republic," identified six individuals as the most influential thought leaders of America's Founding Era. Four of those men were ministers of the Gospel, like Rev. John Wise, whose sermons articulated the core ideas of the Declaration, including God-given unalienable rights, the consent of the governed and the equality of man.

    The "Christian Nationalist" smear from modern Leftists is the latest manifestation of the same radical secularism that gave rise to the communist revolutions in Russia and China that resulted in the death, torture and imprisonment of countless millions.

    Carville's thinking contradicts both the teachings of Christ and our history as a nation. Jesus said we are to be the "salt of the earth" and "the light of the world." He commanded his followers to "Go and teach all nations" and to "let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and give glory to God." (Matthew 28:19 and 5:14-16)

    Our founders recognized that religion and morality are essential to the success of the Republic. In his Farewell Address, President Washington counseled the nation,

      "Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness. ... The mere politician equally with the pious man ought to respect and to cherish them."

    Participation in the public square is not only a Christian's unalienable right, but also his sacred duty. John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, an author of the Federalist Papers and a signer of the Declaration, stated,

      "Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers."

    "Christian Nationalism," then, is Marxist demagoguery designed to instill un-American bigotry against a massive segment of our nation who are exercising their unalienable rights. Americans today should utterly reject this latest tactic of the radical left and hold fast to the principles on which the nation was built.

About Richard Harris:
Richard Harris serves as the Executive Director of the Truth & Liberty Coalition, based in Woodland Park, Colorado. Truth & Liberty, founded by world-renowned bible teacher Andrew Wommack, has become an influential voice in our nation, calling the Body of Christ to stand for truth in the seven mountains of cultural influence. Richard co-hosts the Truth & Liberty Live Cast weekly and spearheads Truth & Liberty's work to educate, unify, and mobilize Christians through media, grassroots activism, inspirational conferences, and strategic collaboration.

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CONTACT: Media Relations, Truth & Liberty Coalition, 719-651-5943