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WNUG Ep. 5- How I Escaped the Web of White Christian Nationalism
Listen to the true and painful story of how one person went from an ambassador of white Christian Nationalism to becoming an intentional resister.
We often hear about how people are caught in the web of white Christian nationalism and its pernicious beliefs. This is the rare is the story of someone who escaped.
When I met Chuck Armstrong at a conference a few years ago, I had no idea that he was in the middle of a long and painful journey out of a type of political and Christian conservatism that we now recognize as white Christian nationalism.
I know Chuck to be a man who has earnestly wrestled with what he has believed and promoted in talk radio and in his ministry as a church staff member.
I find the people who are forthrightly dealing with the biggest challenges in their lives (as opposed to deflecting or avoiding them) to be the most refreshing kinds of people to be around.
Chuck is no exception.
In episode 5 and the finale of our “White Nation Under God” series, you’ll hear Chuck Armstrong candidly and vulnerably talk about his upbringing, his rise to the heights of influence in conservative talk radio, his time as a staff member at a mega church, as well as the profound changes in life and vocation he has experienced in the past several years.
Chuck’s story is one of hope, courageously standing for one’s principles, and the possibility of escaping the web of white Christian nationalism.
How I Escaped the Web of White Christian Nationalism
White Christian Nationalism is not merely a set of beliefs, it is a net that ensnares real people. At one time, Chuck Armstrong, a dedicated Christian, worked closely with far-right radio host and Congressional Medal of Honor winner (under Trump), Rush Limbaugh. As Armstrong matured in his faith and had more contact with marginalized and oppressed people, he realized he had been deceived into following a pernicious belief system. This is his journey into and out of White Christian Nationalism.
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How White Christian Nationalism Threatens Democracy with Drs. Philip Gorski and Samuel Perry
White Christian Nationalism and the January 6th Insurrection with Andrew Seidel
How Christians Can Resist White Christian Nationalism with Amanda Tyler