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Potstirrer Podcast

Where politics, religion and history collide - and it's not always polite!


Oct 21, 2018

What if the religious extremism Americans should be most concerned about comes from Christianity? In this episode, Jaye explores the authoritarian, extremist elements of American evangelicalism and the overwhelming support of Donald Trump by white evangelical Christians. Jaye also discusses the Quiverfull movement, the increasing emphasis on authoritarianism and control within evangelical Christian colleges, dominionism, racial reconciliation, evangelical support for Donald Trump's inhumane policies, and parallels between right-wing evangelicalism and ultra-conservative Islam.

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