Disinformation Fuels a White Evangelical Movement. It Led 1 Virginia Pastor to Quit.

NPR’s Dalia Mortada, Rachel Martin, and Bo Hamby delve into the recent driving forces of Christian nationalism: conspiracy theories and lies. They chronicle the experience of Baptist Pastor Jered Stacy, who left Spotswood Baptist Church in Fredericksburg, Virginia, in November. Stacy became disillusioned as he watched church members fuse QAnon conspiracy theories about the 2020 election with Christian theology. He said, “The danger was of them being given a co-opted Jesus, a Jesus who believed in Q, a Jesus who believed in deep state, a Jesus who automatically voted Republican.”


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