Why Christian nationalists love Trump

By Jack Jenkins

This is the first in a series on Christian nationalism and the religious groups supporting Donald Trump. Stay tuned for further entries in the coming weeks.

It was a Saturday, but Donald Trump was already at church.

Technically, he was at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., preparing to address the crowd at a “Celebrate Freedom” concert on Independence Day weekend. But the July 1 event, which was designed to honor veterans, accented its patriotism with a distinctly religious flare: it was hosted by megapastor (and vocal Trump devotee) Rev. Robert Jeffress, and shortly before the president took the podium, a Southern Baptist church choir burst into a rendition of “Make America Great Again”—an original composition based on the president’s campaign slogan.

Trump loved it (he tweeted a music video of the song on July 4), and echoed its sentiment a few minutes later by invoking his go-to ideology when speaking to his base: Christian nationalism.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Rev. Robert Jeffress, and shortly before the president took the podium,
    a Southern Baptist church choir burst into a rendition of
    “Make America Great Again”
    an original composition based on the president’s campaign slogan.

    Yep! Make America grate again –
    Grating government machinery – lubricated with Trumpian coal-dust – injected by copious quantities of hot air!

    Trump loved it (he tweeted a music video of the song on July 4),
    and echoed its sentiment a few minutes later
    by invoking his go-to ideology when speaking to his base:
    Christian nationalism.

    I suppose with half the government posts still unfilled, and the Republicans in disarray, he had no more pressing matters to deal with! 🙂

    @song link – Americans from ev’ry corner of this blessed land
    Come together with one voice
    Help us take a stand
    Following the vision to make her proud and grand

    Just look at all those Republicans, and resigning business advisors, “coming together with one voice”! 🙂

    No wonder Trump needs a base among the deluded ignorant!

  2. We now have a new emperor, Donald Trump!

    “But the July 1 event, which was designed to honor veterans, accented
    its patriotism with a distinctly religious flare: it was hosted by
    megapastor (and vocal Trump devotee) Rev. Robert Jeffress…..”

    Members of the Senate…KNEEL!!!

  3. “Adam and Eve are commanded by God to have “dominion” over the earth.
    To those who ascribe to this theology—in whole or in part—Christians
    must take up this charge even in the political realm, meaning that
    America should be ruled by—or even exclusively made up of—conservative
    Christians.”

    Our emperor has brcomr a GOD!!!

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