First Things: “The Impossibility Of “Alt-Right Christianity””

Writing in First Things, Connor Grubaugh writes on “The Impossibility Of “Alt-Right Christianity””, which is largely a response to Hunter Wallace’s articulation of a race realist Christianity.

[T]hose who ascribe the achievements of Western culture to race rather than providence have chosen Faust over Christ.

Wallace declares that “race realism”—the unifying confession of the alt-right movement—is compatible with Christianity rightly understood… Only liberalized “modern Christianity” is “inherently incompatible with White identity.” The problem with American society, Wallace opines, is that Jews have “dethroned [Christianity] as the dominant culture” through “the universities and the mass media,” which they “hijacked” some time in “the early twentieth century.”…

In Wallace’s view, Christianity always follows the dominant culture. The mainline American churches once accepted slavery and segregation, but now they denounce them. They once rejected abortion, divorce, and homosexuality, but now they accept them. Wallace’s conclusion: “The churches accommodate and echo whatever is the political mainstream.” For the moment, they “are conforming to political correctness in condemning the Alt-Right as uniquely evil,” but in the long run, “the Alt-Right shouldn’t get hung up on being anti-Christian because Christianity is infinitely malleable.”

To Wallace’s quite lucid rationale, Grubaugh, in this brief piece, offers no convincing counterargument.

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