Christian Nationalism on the rise | NBC News

Christian nationalism is bigotry in the name of Jesus. Christian nationalists primarily focus on internal politics, such as passing laws that reflect their view of Christianity and its role in political and social life. In countries with a state Church, Christian nationalists, in seeking to preserve the status of a Christian state, uphold an antidisestablishmentarian position.

Christian nationalists support the presence of Christian symbols and statuary in the public square, as well as state patronage for the display of religion, such as school prayer and the exhibition of nativity scenes during Christmastide or the Christian Cross on Good Friday. Christian nationalists draw support from the broader Christian right.

An Idaho town grapples with questions about the role that religion should play in the public square as Christian rhetoric rises in American conservative politics.