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The Threat of Christian Nationalism

What is Christian Nationalism?

Christian Nationalism is a political ideology that seeks to merge Christian identity with national identity, often promoting the belief that the United States is a Christian nation founded on Judeo-Christian principles. While faith can play a significant role in public life, Christian Nationalism takes it a step further by advocating for policies and laws that privilege Christianity above other religions and seeks to impose a particular interpretation of Christian values on society.

This ideology undermines religious freedom by marginalizing non-Christian faiths and promoting discrimination against religious minorities. It distorts the principles of democracy by prioritizing one religious perspective over others, threatening the separation of church and state. Finally, it can fuel divisiveness and intolerance, fostering an "us versus them" mentality that undermines the pluralistic fabric of society.

The McComb Lecture Series Presents:

The Threat of Christian Nationalism 

September 8 | 4 PM

Speaker Amanda Tyler from the Baptist Joint Committee on Religious Liberty 

Amanda Tyler is an attorney, executive director of Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, and lead organizer of Christians Against Christian Nationalism. Tyler holds degrees from Georgetown University and the University of Texas School of Law. A member of the Texas and U.S. Supreme Court Bar, she has testified before Congress and her work has been featured by or published in the New York Times, The Washington Post, CBS News, ABC News, CNN, and MSNBC. Tyler and her family live in Texas.

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Viewing of "God and Country" | July 21

Join us for a special viewing of "God and Country" on July 21 at 12:15 PM. Directed by Dan Partland and produced by Rob Reiner, this documentary explores the impact of Christian Nationalism on our constitutional republic and Christianity. Featuring prominent thought leaders, it poses critical questions about faith and politics.

A snack lunch will be provided. Please register to attend. 

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Movie Discussion Group: "God and Country" | July 28 

Join us for a thought-provoking movie group discussion on July 28 at 4 PM. We’ll delve into the compelling documentary "God and Country" by director Dan Partland and producer Rob Reiner. Explore the implications of Christian Nationalism on our constitutional republic and Christianity itself. 

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