As we approach the celebration of our nation’s founding, I need to share with you what I believe to be one of the greatest threats to our democracy I’ve ever seen. It’s called Christian Nationalism, the ideology that endorses the supremacy of one faith over all others and the imposition of Christian beliefs and moral codes on all 330 million of us. To illustrate the dire need to combat this strategy of the radical minority, I draw a quote from a well-known political leader:
“The national government will maintain and defend the foundations on which the power of our nation rests. It will offer strong protection to Christianity as the very basis of our collective morality. Today Christians stand at the head of our country. We want to fill our culture again with the Christian spirit. We want to burn out all the recent immoral developments in literature, in entertainment, and in the press- in short, we want to burn out the poison of immorality which has entered into our whole life and culture as a result of liberal excess during recent years.”
Adolf Hitler. Radio address to the German people on July 22, 1933.