I’ll admit that I hadn’t heard that term until this morning. And it was being used in relation to the groups and people who are responsible for pushing through the onerous anti-abortion laws in many of the Republican states…including Wisconsin. In that context it made a lot of sense to me.
Obviously when I googled the term a lot of weird stuff popped up. So the articles about Vice President Mike Pence being called a Christian Supremacist were also a surprise. And from my observation of his, what should we say, co-existence with the president, I can understand that label. Of course the vice president defended himself…similarly to Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh and State Supreme Court Justice-elect Hagedorn…he accused people of attacking his faith. He defended his Christianity. But I don’t think anyone was attacking his Christianity. It’s that second term…the Supremacist thing…and I didn’t see any mention of that by the vice president. I don’t sense any denial there.
“Any time I’m criticized for my belief in Jesus Christ, I just breath a prayer of praise.”
“This is a nation of faith,” Pence said. “We’ll continue to stand for the things that we believe in.”
If Christian Supremacy is a thing…it becomes easier to understand the general lack of societal anger around the anti-Muslim policies that continue to come out of the White House, the limited concern around the increasing anti-Semitic attacks around the nation, the twisting of legitimate concerns about the actions of Israel, and our moves to legitimize Israel’s continued occupation of captured territories. And isn’t the continued pressure to institutionalize the tenets in the Bible into US law, a Christian version of Sharia??
Can we allow ourselves to become a nation where we will support the First Amendment Rights around Freedom of Religion as long as it’s ‘our religion’?
And doesn’t it seem odd that all of this is happening during the term of an obviously amoral, irreligious president?
and just a btw: when you google Christian Supremacy…it seems inextricably tied to White Supremacy in most articles…so really…where does the Christian part actually come in?