#1389 Tell Stories, Not Myths: Origins of the War on Christmas, Revealed!

Air Date: 12–22-2020

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Today we take a look at the origins of the War on Christmas™ and the Christian Persecution Complex™ more broadly but with a particular focus on how that sense of persecution has been funneled and focused into support for Republican politicians.

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SHOW NOTES

Ch. 1: The Myth of the Christian Nation - Straight White American Jesus - Air Date 10-17-19

Dan speaks with author and constitutional lawyer Andrew Seidel. They discuss his new book, "The Founding Myth," and dissect the idea that the USA is a Christian nation.

Ch. 2: The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American (with Andrew Seidel) - The Thinking Atheist - Air Date 5-16-19

Andrew Seidel is author of the new book, The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism is Un-American. He speaks with Seth Andrews and takes listener calls.

Ch. 3: The Myth of the Persecuted Christian and the Inverted Golden Rule Part 1 - Straight White American Jesus - Air Date 3-10-20

Brad speaks with Paul Djupe to discuss Djupe's findings that those Christians who live in homogenous Christian communities are most likely to believe that Democrats, atheists, and others are trying to take their rights away.

Ch. 4: Conservatives Have Mastered Art of Playing Victim While Committing the Crime - The Benjamin Dixon Show - Air Date 10-25-20

Explaining the Trayvon Martin Effect whereby the victim and perpetrators are reversed to defend the indefensible and perpetuate the power structure.

Ch. 5: The Myth of the Persecuted Christian and the Inverted Golden Rule Part 2 - Straight White American Jesus - Air Date 3-10-20

Brad speaks with Paul Djupe to discuss Djupe's findings that those Christians who live in homogenous Christian communities are most likely to believe that Democrats, atheists, and others are trying to take their rights away.

Ch. 6: The Power Seekers: How Christian Nationalists Look at the White House - Interfaith Voices Podcast - Air Date 6-12-20

Andrew Whitehead, a religion sociologist from Clemson University, talks about Christian nationalism. Why is it so embedded in some people's idea of the United States?

Ch. 7: Bill O'Reilly and John McCain on Immigration and the White Christian Male Power Structure

Classic clip from the golden age of The O'Reilly Factor

Ch. 8: The Man Who Mobilized The Evangelical Vote - AJ+ - Air Date 4-15-18

The religious right is seen as a political force today, but it wasn't always. Paul Weyrich arrived in Washington, DC, in the 1960s, determined to shake things up by winning evangelical voters over to the Republican Party.


MEMBERS-ONLY BONUS CLIP(S)

Ch. 9: The Myth of the Christian Nation Part 2 - Straight White American Jesus - Air Date 10-17-19

Dan speaks with author and constitutional lawyer Andrew Seidel. They discuss his new book, "The Founding Myth," and dissect the idea that the USA is a Christian nation.


VOICEMAILS

Ch. 10: Upped membership pledge and referring friends - Nick from California

Ch. 11: Where's Amanda? - Zach the Theologian


FINAL COMMENTS

Ch. 12: Final comments on health care administration, GA activism and communist Christmas recommendations


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5 Ways to Help in the GA Senate Runoffs (BOTL Activism from Nov. 10th)

How to Help with the Georgia Senate Runoff Elections (Comprehensive list from Mashable)


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