President Trump: American theocrat

Donald Trump may be America’s latest ‘atheist president’, but his presidency has put Christian Nationalism at the heart of its policy agenda.

Modern theocracy whether of the Islamist, Christian Dominionist or Hindu Nationalist variety is about belief, but it is also a form of identity politics. Theocratic movements really do believe in their versions of their religion, but they are also concerned with the creation and imposition of identity. The nativist far-right in both Britain and America have long suffused their racist identity politics with Christian identity politics, and their attacks on equalities and human rights through the myth of Christian Persecution.

The ‘NSS articles’ category contains links to my opinion pieces, written while a campaigns officer or head of education for the National Secular Society, before June 2022. You can read the full original of this article here >>>

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