Skip to comments.Christianity on Display at Capitol Riot Sparks New Debate
Posted on 01/29/2021 6:30:42 PM PST by marshmallow
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Christian imagery and rhetoric on view during this month’s Capitol insurrection are sparking renewed debate about the societal effects of melding Christian faith with an exclusionary breed of nationalism.
The rioters who breached the Capitol on Jan. 6, leading to federal charges against more than 130 people so far, included several people carrying signs with Christian messages, and video showed one man in a fur hat and horns leading others in a prayer inside the Senate chamber. They also included multiple current or former members of the U.S. military or law enforcement, as well as a West Virginia state lawmaker.
The rise of what’s often called Christian nationalism has long prompted pushback from leaders in multiple denominations, with the Baptist Joint Committee on Religious Liberty forming the Christians Against Christian Nationalism coalition in 2019. But in the immediate wake of the insurrection, other Christian leaders spoke out to denounce what they saw as the misuse of their faith to justify a violent attack on a seat of government.
Russell Moore, president of the public policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, said that when he saw a “Jesus Saves” sign displayed near a gallows built by rioters, “I was enraged to a degree that I haven’t been enraged in memory. This is not only dangerous and unpatriotic but also blasphemous, presenting a picture of the gospel of Jesus Christ that isn’t the gospel and is instead its exact reverse.”
Dwight McKissic, a leading Black Southern Baptist pastor who has publicly criticized the denomination's leaders’ handling of racial justice, urged them in a tweet to also “denounce this flagrant display of White Christian Nationalism” by insurrectionists.
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Those people are around whenever there is any demonstration in DC.
Yahoo News! should be Yahoo Left-Wing Opinion!
Yahoo! news used to allow comments. 99:1 they were critical of Yahoo! left wing bias.
So Yahoo! simply get rid of all comments
He failed to mention the break-in happened 10 min after Trump started and the crowd was a 45 min walk away.
Well guess what, Dems? The USA is filled with millions of Christian people. There are TONS of us. Deal with it!
The whole thing was staged. Unfortunately given the way things are in Washington nowadays no answer to what really happened that day. It will be used against conservatives for sure.
Sounds like Elana Schor of the Ape Pee is getting her inner Moloch on...
Capital insurrection? No bias there.
It wasn't a riot.
The idiot with the horns is a professional protester. Give me a break. He symbolizes nothing but his weird self.
Russell Moore should be more enraged with Beth Moore and Joe Biden.
So Yahoo! simply get rid of all comments.
I noticed that too. Yahoo continues to post outrageously anti-Republican articles with no dissent allowed.
Yahoo continues to post outrageously anti-Republican articles with no dissent allowed.
Same thing in the sports pages. anti-Republican BS almost all the time.
They sure are milking this for all it’s worth! One would think all the BLM/Antifa rioting, looting, burning, pillaging and assaulting going on all last summer was just a non-issue.
The left is demonizing Christians again.
What a surprise....
Elana Schor should be embarrassed. Either no self-awareness or no shame.
But we can’t smear all of Islam for the many Muslim terrorist acts done in the name of that religion.
I wonder if the agitators were off on their timing... because of an unforseen complication. Wasn’t Trump at least a 1/2 hour late?
It’s even easier to spot a biased pro-rat reporter these days, as they can’t resist using the word “insurrection” to refer to what was at its worst an very modest scuffle.
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