The resemblances are too clear and the threat too urgent to ignore.
I think fascism is exactly the right word. Conservative evangelicals have, for too long, been conditioned to believe by their leaders in an “us” against “them” mentality. They were primed to accept the hate filled policies of the republican party, and by extension the man who became the 45th president. The church that was supposed to be all about “morals” threw that away to support the 45th president. To throw their support behind a man who was and is the antithesis of everything Jesus Christ preached is proof, at least to me, that their “faith” is about nothing but power and forcing their beliefs onto everyone else. They must be stopped; I just don’t know how they can be “deprogrammed”.
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It is the right word for sure. You may be interested in reading about what is happening in my county. Fortunately, there is a group that is organizing for justice. Thanks for all you do! https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/04/22/ottawa-county-commission/
A powerful and insightful article. Thanks for sharing.
I think you are spot on.