Politico Reporter Suggests You’re a ‘Christian Nationalist’ if You Believe Your Rights as an American Come From God

2024-02-25 07:00:42

Tell me you’ve never read the Constitution without telling me you’ve never read the Constitution. That’s all I could think of when I saw this clip of Politico reporter Heidi Przybyla on MSNBC talking about ‘Christian Nationalism’ and American rights.

According to Przybyla, if you think your rights come from God, as America’s founding documents suggest, this makes you a Christian Nationalist. Who knew?

Transcript via Real Clear Politics:

HEIDI PRZYBYLA: I talked with a lot of experts on this and I have seen it with my reporting, Michael, which is that the base of the Republican Party has shifted. Remember when Trump ran in 2016, a lot of the mainline evangelicals wanted nothing to do with the divorced real estate mogul who cheated on his wife with a porn star, and all of that.

So what happened was that he was surrounded by this more extremist element. We are going to hear words like Christian nationalism, like the “new apostolic reformation.” These are groups that you should get very schooled on because they have a lot of power in Trump’s circle. And the one thing that unites all of them because there’s many different groups orbiting Trump.

But the thing that unites them as Christian nationalists, not Christians because Christian nationalists are very different, is that they believe that our rights as Americans and as all human beings do not come from any Earthly authority. They don’t come from Congress, from the Supreme Court, they come from God. The problem with that is that they are determining, men, are determining what God is telling them. In the past, that so-called “natural law,” it is a pillar of catholicism for instance, it has been used for good in social justice campaigns. Martin Luther King evoked it in talking about civil rights.

Here’s the video:

Przybyla responded to criticism by doubling down.

This is part of an effort to set a narrative. This Politico piece was co-written by Przybyla:

Trump allies prepare to infuse ‘Christian nationalism’ in second administration

An influential think tank close to Donald Trump is developing plans to infuse Christian nationalist ideas in his administration should the former president return to power, according to documents obtained by POLITICO.

Spearheading the effort is Russell Vought, who served as Trump’s director of the Office of Management and Budget during his first term and has remained close to him. Vought, who is frequently cited as a potential chief of staff in a second Trump White House, is president of The Center for Renewing America think tank, a leading group in a conservative consortium preparing for a second Trump term.

Christian nationalists in America believe that the country was founded as a Christian nation and that Christian values should be prioritized throughout government and public life.

Many people in our media are completely disconnected from the people who live in the country they cover.

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