The intertwining of spiritual dogma with political energy not solely undermines the elemental rules of separation of presidency and faith, but in addition poses a grave danger to American democracy. Recognizing the urgency to deal with this rising concern, legendary actor, director and producer Rob Reiner has teamed up with director Dan Partland to create “God & Nation,” a groundbreaking new documentary movie on the rise and dire risk of Christian nationalism to Christianity itself. This week on The State of Perception, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio program and podcast, host Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush sits down with Rob and Dan for a particular episode to debate how the movie can function an important device to safeguard democratic beliefs within the face of evolving Christian nationalist threats.
“I didn’t actually even know concerning the time period ‘Christian nationalism.’ What I did know was that there was a motion, a political motion, designed to do no matter it took to get sure concepts and sure insurance policies throughout, and I knew it was very highly effective within the Christian group – however I didn’t know the time period Christian nationalism. I knew there was a robust political motion; I didn’t understand how sturdy and the way organized it was.” – Rob Reiner, Emmy award-winning actor and director; producer of “God & Nation.”“I believe the primary problem for the movie is only for individuals to know what Christian nationalism is, what these phrases imply, as a result of at first look, they each sound like very good issues to be: to be an actual patriot, you realize, to consider in your nation and to consider in your religion. These don’t appear to be unhealthy issues. So the primary objective of the movie actually must be to outline it.” – Dan Partland, Emmy award-winning director of “God & Nation.” His different movies embody “#UNFIT. The Psychology of Donald Trump.”
“God & Nation” opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, February 16, 2024.