Christian Nationalism is at America’s Doorstep and It’s Terrifying

The rise of Christian Nationalism is a serious cause for concern

Joe Duncan
5 min readJun 5, 2022
Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0, Wikimedia Commons.

In 1932, the German Christians were established shortly before Hitler took power in Germany. Once the Führer succeeded in taking over the German Government, The German Christians strongly supported the new Nazi government, embracing nationalism, racism, and anti-Semitism.

In response, The Confessing Church was founded to oppose The German Christians. They believed that the Church’s commitment was to God, not a wannabe emperor with a lame mustache and an anger problem.

Both churches were German evangelical churches. They fought bitterly over the role of German Evangelism in people’s lives and politics. It was either neutrality, they stood by and watched the terror unfold across Europe, or they joined in the terror, enlisting in the Wehrmacht.

Should the church remain neutral or support the Nazi beliefs that many constituent members held?

Sixty percent of the Nazi Party was German Protestants.

Hang on to that number. It’ll come in handy.

Even though The Confessing Church was technically neutral, they published a slew of anti-Semitic propaganda. They reproduced the writings of…



Joe Duncan

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