As Rep. Elise Stefanik, a Republican from New York, on Wednesday (Oct. 25) nominated Rep. Mike Johnson from Louisiana to serve as the U.S. House speaker, she leaned heavily on religious appeals “Above the speaker’s chair in the House chamber, is our nation’s motto: ‘In God We Trust,’” she
Excellent! Thank you so much for providing such an in depth view of the new Speaker. His election is a further step away from our democracy and a big step forward in advancing Christian Nationalism or shall I say Christian Authoritarianism. Every non-Christian member of the Congress must have surely felt like a second class citizen under the "Christian Nationalist" rhetoric spewed by Johnson. I fear much more for our nation, the survival of our democracy, from the Mike Johnson's of the world, than I do from my atheist and non-Christian fellow citizens.
A very clear outline of the connections that have been at work for decades of this very intentional march toward theocracy. This is so important.
Thanks for this incisive analysis. Looks like trouble ahead!
This historical perspective of the new Speaker from the reigning power brokers within the House is very educational. And this article will be shared. Just when I thought the MAGA Representatives were admonished by the defeat of candidate Jim Jordan, an ultraconservative Southern Baptist such as Mike Johnson appears and receives unanimous approval from the Republicans.