Straight White American Jesus

A podcast on religion and politics hosted by Daniel Miller and Bradley Onishi, ex-ministers who are now scholars of religion.

Ex-Evangelical Apologetics: “Racism is a Heart Issue” + “Not of This World”

Brad addresses two common refrains about racism and social issues–the “racism is a heart issue” response and the “not of this world” response. He shows how when Evangelicals hold power, they turn to individualist responses to issues like race and guns. They don’t want the systems changed, so the response is to turn it into a changing hearts for God issue. When they have lost the power, they do everything possible to elect their candidates, change laws, and get the power back. It’s an offense-defense strategy.

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