The March Of Christian Nationalism 1: An Introduction
"She is not read her rights because she has none. She is a blasphemer against the Lord and has been stripped of all legal protections"
This is part 1 of a 4 article series I wrote in 2011 for a website that no longer exists. Considering the media has finally noticed that Christian Nationalism is a problem, we here at The Banter thought it might be interesting to republish these old articles and then take a look at how relevant they are a decade later to what is happening in America now. They have been lightly edited for formatting and typos. The content remains mostly unchanged. - Justin
Thirty years from now, a protestor stands alone on a corner. She is visibly pregnant. Her sign, written in blood-red marker, says “I’m carrying my rapist’s baby! Thanks a lot, Jesus!” She has only been there for five minutes but has been called “slut” and “whore” by several passersby. One elderly woman stops long enough to tell her she deserved to be raped for not loving Jesus enough. Others look at her with sad eyes but quickly avert their gaze lest one of their neighbors notice.
Finally, the police arrive to take the woman into custody. She has not spoken a word. She has no bullhorn. She has not accosted a single person on the street. Yet she is still arrested by men who barely contain their contempt for her. She has broken no laws that we would recognize but still, she is roughly handcuffed and placed in the back of a police cruiser. Of course, they take great care not to harm the baby she is carrying; the bruises she’ll have later won’t be anywhere near life-threatening. In this, she is lucky to be pregnant; others do not fare as well.
She is not read her rights because she has none. She is a blasphemer against the Lord and has been stripped of all legal protections. Her pregnancy will ensure that she survives long enough to perhaps repent and beg forgiveness. If not, she will be stoned to death in a public square by devout followers. Her child will be raised by the State to be a patriotic, loyal, and, above all, God-fearing citizen.
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