What Is Christian Nationalism And How Is It Undermining Democracy With Mendi Tackett (Culture Wars)

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Attention Mentions:

Mendi: The Great British Bake Off; The Crown on Netflix; and Ken Burns’ ‘The U.S. and the Holocaust documentary on PBS

Claire: White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity

Book by Robert P. Jones

Nichole: Dancing with the Stars on Disney+

Join us in conversation with Mendi Tackett as she walks us through her journey to unravel the mystery of what she saw happening in her school district of Granbury ISD. She wanted to understand what was happening under the surface and found herself on a learning journey to demystify Christian Nationalism. Mendi has read extensively and researched to make the connections between the Texas political climate and the practitioners of Christian Nationalism. Suppose you’re looking for a reading list. In that case, she recommends these two books to develop a core understanding: The Founding Myth by Andrew Seidel and Taking Back America for God by Andrew Whitehead and Samuel Perry.

Other resources and points of interest that Mendi mentioned include:

• Dr. David Brockman studies Christian Nationalism in Texas.

• Project Blitz is a coalition of Christian organizations that advocate for Christian Nationalism.

• David Barton and the Wallbuilders are prominent in the Christian Nationalism movement in Texas.

• Farris Wilks and his brother Dan are large financial contributors to the Wallbuilders and other conservative Christian Nationalist organizations.

• Empower Texans is a powerful conservative Political Action Committee.

The important language that denotes Christian Nationalism includes:

• Indoctrination versus education

• No separation between church and state

• School Choice

• Parents’ rights

Twitter handle: @mentack

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