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Are White Supremacists Really That Different From White Evangelicals?

After the events of Charlottesville and the near-universal repudiation of the march and actions of the group encompassing white supremacists, white nationalists, neo-nazis, and the Ku Klux Klan, I found myself wondering how this group here generally referred to as white supremacists are different (or not) from how white evangelicals (of which I am one) are perceived. 

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White supremacists march and protest and threaten violence due to the removal of confederate flags and statues.

White evangelicals march and protest and threaten violence due to the existence of abortion clinics.

White supremacists want to “take back our country” from other minorities who push a progressive left agenda.

White evangelicals want to “take back our country” for God from a progressive left agenda.

White supremacists helped elect President Trump.

White evangelicals helped elect President Trump.

White supremacists believe a violent response to their opposers is a right given by God.

White evangelicals believe a violent response to those seen as evil is a right given by God.

White supremacists have been labeled a discriminatory group by many outside organizations.

White evangelicals have been labeled a discriminatory group by many outside organizations.

White supremacists are primarily known for their disgust with skin colors other than their own.

White evangelicals are primarily known for their disgust with gay marriage.

White supremacists are often driven by Islamophobia.

White evangelicals are often driven by Islamophobia.

White supremacists call on the name of Jesus as the one who provides them authority.

White evangelicals call on the name of Jesus as the one who provides them authority.

White supremacists find their roots within white evangelicalism.

White evangelicals find their roots within white supremacy.

White supremacists are operating from a place of fear of losing their power.

White evangelicals are operating from a place of fear of losing their power.

[Image: Evelyn Hockstein]

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