Even as public attention to white evangelicals’ continued support of the president grows, so too does attention to a growing number of former evangelicals leaving the church and turning their backs on what they view as a politicized conservative Christian nationalist movement. Self-professed “exvangelicals” are leading a campaign called #emptythepews, which is encouraging a rejection of politicized, toxic religion. A leader of the movement is Dr. Christopher Stroop, a writer and scholar of religion, politics and the American Christian Right. Chris will join Welton this week to discuss the movement and what it means to be an “exvangelical.”

Hear the full January 12, 2019 State of Belief Radio program here.

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