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: A Special Master


Brad and Dan begin by going through the details of Trump’s awful no good week of legal woes and lawsuits. Dan piles up the hits against him and shows how the arguments he makes on social media and rallies don’t hold up in court. He also points out that the more Trump is pursued by the law, the more his base see him as a suffering martyr.

This sets up the next segment where Brad and Dan go through the creepy salutes people are doing at Trump rallies and other MAGA events around the country. It may seem like par for the course at this point, but it hearkens back to scary stages in the development of fascism from the past.

In the final segment they dig into the widening scandal surrounding DeSantis’ Martha’s Vineyard stunt. Brad points out that it recalls the “Reverse Freedom Rides” of the 1960s.

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