After El Paso, Baptists accuse Christian nationalism

After El Paso, Baptists accuse Christian nationalism

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[Baptist News] A Twitter account likely belonging to the suspect in Saturday’s mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, identified 21-year-old Patrick Crusius as a “proud God-loving Christian.”

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The alleged gunman, in custody for the killing of 20 people inside a crowded shopping center, had apparently posted a manifesto online voicing anti-Hispanic sentiment and decrying the immigrant “invasion” of El Paso.

He also is believed to have posted, in a suspended Twitter account opened in July 2019, tweets praising church shooter Dylann Roof, opposing abortion and gun control and supporting President Donald Trump.

Federal prosecutors called the attack, apparently motivated by hatred for Hispanic people, an act of domestic terrorism.

Just last week a group of Christian leaders released a statement denouncing “Christian nationalism” – defined as attempts to merge Christian and American identities – saying it “often overlaps with and provides cover for white supremacy and racial subjugation.”

The Christians Against Christian Nationalism statement, signed by more than 6,000 individuals and spearheaded by the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, specifically repudiates Christian nationalism that “inspires acts of violence and intimidation.”

This article continues at [Baptist News] El Paso shooting puts ‘Christian nationalism’ on trial

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