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.

Weekly Roundup: 9/11, COVID, and American Freedom

Brad and Dan begin by discussing Biden’s sweeping new vaccine mandates and measures. They explore the right-wing response to the measures in comparison with right-wing responses to the Patriot Act and other policies in the wake of 9/11.

They then dissect Ben Shapiro’s statements about vaccines and COVID using the standard of a freshman logic course.

The second major topic is the planned “Justice for J6” rally planned at the Capitol on September 18. This is, in their view, a ritual enactment of the myth of the Big Lie–a return to the site of violence to commemorate battle heroes and martyrs.

They finish by discussing the alliance among the Proud Boys, the Anti-Vaxx crowd, and Christian nationalists like Tony Perkins and Charlie Kirk formed in opposition to public schools. Why are Christian nationalists always on the same side as the White Supremacists?

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