Katherine Stewart dissects Christian nationalism on new FFRF TV episode

The guest on Freedom From Religion Foundation’s “Freethought Matters” show this week is a leading expert on a movement undermining our country.Katherine Stewart, a distinguished journalist, author and authority on the politics of Christian nationalism, is author of “The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism”, the basis for a new documentary called “God and Country,” co-produced by Rob Reiner. She previously contributed to the joint report on Christian nationalism’s role in the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection by the Freedom from Religion Foundation and the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty.

“This idea of exclusionary nationalism or Christian nationalism is really identity politics,” Stewart tells “Freethought Matters” co-hosts Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor. “It’s an idea of who gets to properly belong in our country and who doesn’t — and this is grotesquely antithetical to the idea of our democracy and the idea of America.”

By the way, Katherine will be receiving FFRF’s “Freethought Heroine” Award and speaking at FFRF’s annual convention meeting in Denver at the end of September.

If you don’t live in any of the marquee towns where the show broadcasts on Sunday, you can already catch the interview on FFRF’s YouTube channel. New shows go up every Thursday.

“Freethought Matters” now airs in:

  • Chicago, WPWR-CW (Ch. 50), Sundays at 9 a.m
  • Los Angeles, KCOP-MY (Ch. 13), Sundays at 8:30 a.m.
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Two more programs will round out the spring season before “Freethought Matters” goes on summer hiatus before resuming on the first Sunday in September.

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