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Christian nationalism is a key part of Trump’s legacy – Opinion Out Loud Ep 04

Christian nationalism is a key part of Trump’s legacy – Opinion Out Loud Ep 04

Posted: Tue, 23 Feb 2021

Alastair Lichten argues that understanding Christian nationalism is essential to understanding the presidency of Donald Trump and its consequences for the world.

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Ep 40: Rachel Laser - the Americanisation of the religious right

Posted: Tue, 08 Dec 2020

Emma Park speaks to Rachel Laser, to discuss the state of US secularism in the aftermath of the 2020 election, and the American Christian right's support for similar movements around the world.

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Ep 37: Christian nationalism and the US election

Posted: Thu, 29 Oct 2020

Andrew Seidel returns to the NSS podcast to discuss the role secularist issues and Christian nationalism are playing in the ongoing US presidential election.

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Ep 25: American religious exceptionalism and Covid-19

Ep 25: American religious exceptionalism and Covid-19

Posted: Thu, 07 May 2020

This episode is about secularism in the USA, its basis in the American constitution, and its opposition by the religious right.

The NSS's Alastair Lichten interviews Andrew Seidel, an attorney at the Freedom From Religion Foundation. They discuss the narratives of religious exceptionalism and persecution propagated by some on the Christian right – and other tactics which they have used over many years to build up their political influence.

Andrew argues that the Christian right is using a misinterpretation of the first amendment to justify religious gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic. He also reveals what organisations like the FFRF are doing to challenge them.

Alastair is then joined by Emma Park to reflect on similarities and differences between the place of religion in the US and UK, and what British secularists can learn from organisations like the FFRF.

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