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Evangelical Protestants

Fig. 1. “You shall have no other gods before me.”[1] Photograph posted to Twitter by Antonia Lee Donnelly, February 16, 2020,[2] fair use.

Fig. 2. Undated and unattributed photograph of handout at Klanbake in Ohio, published on Twitter by Hoodlum [pseud.], September 19, 2022,[3] fair use.

See also:

Julie Zauzmer and Sarah Pulliam Bailey, “After Trump and Moore, some evangelicals are finding their own label too toxic to use,” Washington Post, December 14, 2017,

Elizabeth Bruenig, “In God’s country,” Washington Post, August 14, 2019,

Katherine Stewart and Caroline Fredrickson, “Bill Barr Thinks America Is Going to Hell,” New York Times, December 29, 2019,

Antonia Lee Donnelly, “Now I've seen everything,” Twitter, February 17, 2020,

Peter Wehner, “Evangelicals Made a Bad Bargain With Trump,” Atlantic, October 18, 2020,

Sarah Jones, “White Evangelicals Made a Deal With the Devil. Now What?” New York, December 6, 2020,

Rod Dreher, “Eric Metaxas’s American Apocalypse,” American Conservative, December 10, 2020,

Eliza Griswold, “A Pennsylvania Lawmaker and the Resurgence of Christian Nationalism,” New Yorker, May 9, 2021,

David Smith, “The martyr who may rise again: Christian right’s faith in Trump not shaken,” Guardian, June 20, 2021,

Michelle Goldberg, “The Christian Right Is in Decline, and It’s Taking America With It,” New York Times, July 9, 2021,

James Aho, “Christian Dominionism and Violence,” Oxford Research Encyclopedias, August 31, 2021, doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780199340378.013.732

Peter Wehner, “The Evangelical Church is Breaking Apart,“ Atlantic, October 24, 2021,

Times of Israel, “Don’t make us choose — you or Israel: Evangelical warns Trump over Netanyahu rift,” December 15, 2021,

Leonardo Blair, “Trump tells Dallas megachurch: America ‘needs a Savior right now’ and ‘it’s not me,’” Christian Post, December 20, 2021,

Peter Wehner, “The Gospel of Donald Trump Jr.,” Atlantic, December 26, 2021,

Elizabeth Dias and Ruth Graham, “The Growing Religious Fervor in the American Right: ‘This Is a Jesus Movement,’” New York Times, April 6, 2022,

Matt Ford, “Samuel Alito Believes That Christians Are Oppressed in America,” New Republic, August 2, 2022,

Michael Gerson, “Trump should fill Christians with rage. How come he doesn’t?” Washington Post, September 1, 2022,

Dana Milbank, “And on the eighth day, God said: Let Mastriano win Pennsylvania,” Washington Post, September 9, 2022,

Hoodlum [pseud.], “Everyone that attended the Klanbake in Ohio got one of these,” Twitter, September 19, 2022,

Olivier Knox, “Nearly half of Americans say they want a ‘Christian nation,’” Washington Post, October 28, 2022,

Ryan Foley, “Many pastors say Christians are more loyal to their political party than to the faith: survey,” Christian Post, November 20, 2022,

Andrew Esensten, “How many Hebrew Israelites are there, and how worried should Jews be?” Jewish Telegraphic Agency, November 25, 2022,

Caleb Ecarma, “Donald Trump to Evangelicals: You Can’t Break Up With Me Because I’m Breaking Up With You First,” Vanity Fair, January 17, 2023,

Kelefa Sanneh, “How Christian Is Christian Nationalism?” New Yorker, March 27, 2023,

Adam Gabbatt, “‘This war is prophetically significant’: why US evangelical Christians support Israel,” Guardian, October 30, 2023,

  1. [1]Exod. 20:3.
  2. [2]Antonia Lee Donnelly, “Now I've seen everything,” Twitter, February 17, 2020,
  3. [3]Hoodlum [pseud.], “Everyone that attended the Klanbake in Ohio got one of these,” Twitter, September 19, 2022,