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.

SWAJ Daily: Trump’s COVID Dog-Whistle and Christian Nationalism, Elections in Ohio, and Space Force!

On today’s daily dispatch, Brad discusses why Trump labeling COVID-19 the “Chinese virus” is part of a long lineage of anti-Asian xenophobia and part of the Christian nationalism held by his supporters (4:00). He discusses a new piece on Christian nationalism and anti-immigrant ideology by Samuel Perry. Brad also touches on how Trump tried to buy the rights to a vaccine from a German company (11:45), the fight over the Democratic primary election in Ohio, where the governor canceled voting today (15:40), and the fact that we don’t have a pandemic response committee, but we do have SPACE FORCE! (18:17)

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