“America Is Our Religion”

Ecumenics without churchs by www.quaccheri.it

01.02.2021 – US, United States-Pressenza New York

“America Is Our Religion”
(Image by Brett Davis / CC)

The Founding Myth and Christian Nationalism Intersect

By Zoe Sullivan

“I contend that America is a religion…Our religious symbols are guns and dollar bills. We hold those symbols to be sacred,” the Rev. Dr. Emma Jordan-Simmons told me on inauguration day. We were discussing the role religion played in the January 6th insurrection. Jordan-Simmons runsFellowship of Reconciliation(FOR), which focuses on overcoming social injustice through interfaith efforts that embrace active non-violence.

“One does not have to be a Christian to be a white supremacist,” she went on. “And I would dare say that those who were among that crowd on January 6th had a lot in common. And though you saw the flag, the Christian flag, and you saw the cross, there was a lot more for people to bond over. They’d have had…

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