New-Right Christians Would Repeat Islamist Government Failures

Source: The UnPopulist
by Mustafa Akyol

“National conservatives believe, ‘Where a Christian majority exists, public life should be rooted in Christianity and its moral vision, which should be honored by the state.’ The integralists, in turn, want the state to ‘publicly recognize the truth of the Catholic religion’ and act ‘as agent for the authority of the Church’ to the extent that ‘the state legislates and punishes for purely religious ends.’ … As a Muslim who is interested in the role of religion in public life, with a conviction in liberalism, I have been watching these intra-Christian discussions in America with great interest — and to some extent, with surprise.” (01/21/23)