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Democrats pass resolution condemning ‘white religious nationalism’

(RNS) — The Democratic National Committee has passed a resolution condemning “white religious nationalism,” declaring that “theocracy is incompatible with democracy and religious freedom.”

The resolution was approved over the weekend as Democratic Party officials gathered in Philadelphia for their winter meeting. The resolution, put forward by more than 30 co-sponsors from across the country, linked forms of religious nationalism to racist ideologies, arguing that “one of many heinous elements of white nationalism is its perversion of religion to make their hateful message more palatable.”

The authors noted that faith leaders from across the religious spectrum have condemned religious nationalism — particularly Christian nationalism or white Christian nationalism — in recent years. They said its influence was visible during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

“White religious nationalism has used the cover of patriotism to foment and inflame hate by providing cover for racism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, and islamophobia,” the resolution read in part.

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