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: Go East to Get a Pardon, Young Man.

Brad and Dan begin this weekly roundup with takeaways from the J6 hearings. They focus on the ways the committee demonstrated how Trump and Eastman both knew the theory was illegal, but pushed it anyway. The question: Will it make a difference?

Dan then provides a helpful explainer on the difference between a nation and a state in response to a new statement on Conservative nationalism signed by a bunch of MAGA superstars like Charlie Kirk and conservative thinkers like Rod Dreher. He and Brad decode the words “assimilation” and show how nationalism is incompatible with democracy. This leads to a demonstration of how Christian nationalist rhetoric is leading to violence against the LGBT+ community.

In the final segment they dissect Lauren Boebert’s AR-15 christology and the grave consequences it holds. Boebert claims that if Jesus had an AR-15 he wouldn’t have been killed by the state. This brings dragging into light the incoherency of Christian nationalism in the face of a religious tradition centered on a crucified God.

SWAJ Apparel is here!

For access to the full Orange Wave series, click here:

To Donate:

For an ad-free experience and to support SWAJ:

To become a patron:

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Support our show by becoming a premium member!