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Tue Jan 30, 2024, 04:09 PM Jan 2024

U.S. Capitol hosts first screening of 'God + Country' documentary [View all]


To better understand the events of the January 6 insurrection, you have to understand the role Christian nationalism played in that fateful day. A new film explores the upsurge of religious extremism and its potential dangers to our nation.

God + Country chronicles the rise of Christian nationalism — a cultural and political ideology championing the formal fusion of church and state — and its threat to democracy. The 90-minute documentary, which will be in theaters Feb. 16, makes an impressive attempt to reveal foundations and throughlines of a political ideology wrapped in Christian rhetoric.

In the film, prominent theologians, scholars and pastors who have studied Christian nationalism describe a version of conservative evangelicalism that views America as an exclusively Christian nation with extraordinarily well-funded and highly organized efforts to sway public policy and gain government control, all while abandoning core principles of the Christian faith to exert political power.

This is coupled with a devotion to former President Donald Trump, whom many immersed in this ideology see as “God’s chosen one” with a magnetism similar to a televangelist who is divinely ordained to rule over our nation.


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