From the Feb. 7, 2021 New York Times:
Kelly J. Baker is a writer and scholar of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s. She sees frightening similarities between that culture and the violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6.
A most interesting essay showing how things have not changed in ~100 years, the rhetoric of hate is still embedded in the christian right.
I thought I’d start with a blunt question. Are connections between white Christianity and extremism new?
No. White Christianity and this white supremacist Trump extremism are definitely not a new combination. I’d push back a little bit about the language of extremism to say that some of this stuff has been remarkably mainstream in American history. I just think that what we’re seeing right now is a dramatic form of it.