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God, Guns, and Country: The Evangelical Fight Over Firearms

posted on April 22, 2019

For The New Yorker, Eliza Griswold profiles Shane Claiborne, an evangelical activist whose faith is driving his calls for gun reform. In March, Claiborne and one of his friends published Beating Guns, which highlights white evangelicals’ promotion of gun culture. Griswold writes, “Claiborne believes that conservative culture often conflates Christianity and nationalism, placing, as he puts it, ‘the American flag above the cross.’” Griswold adds, “According to Claiborne, many evangelicals imagine Jesus in their own image, ‘as a white, middle-class Republican’ who shares their interests and fears.”

Read at The New Yorker