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: Trump is Still King of the GOP

At CPAC this week, there is a golden calf, um, statue of Trump making the rounds. Brad and Dan explore how this emblematizes Trump’s continuing reign over the GOP. A majority of Republicans view him as a true patriot. Almost half say they would defect if he started a new party. Kevin McCarthy and Jim Jordan say Trump is the figurehead of the GOP and will be for the indefinite future. This means, we believe, that the type of violence seen on 1/6 will happen again. 

In the second segment we discuss the GOP’s and Religious Right’s attacks on trans people. This week Marjorie Taylor Greene posted a sign outsider her window proclaiming there are two genders–male and female. Dan breaks down the pseudo-science behind this claim and why it has insidious effects on our public square. Brad links it to other pseudo-scientific movements in American history–most notably eugenics. 

We finish by talking about why the term Judeo-Christian is propaganda for Christian nationalists. 

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