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Is Nationalism a Sin? Beth Moore Says Current Political Climate Reveals Who We’ve Really Become

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Beth Moore calls out the "sin" of nationalism, saying that our current political leaders reveal who we've each really become.


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Christian author and speaker Beth Moore directed a series of tweets at both conservatives and liberals this week, claiming voters from each party have “seared consciences.” She also described nationalism as a “sin.”

In 1992, as a registered Democrat, Moore watched the election of President Bill Clinton. Then, in 2016, as a registered Republican, she watched the election of President Donald Trump.

Moore, who has been more outspoken politically over the last couple years, went on to rebuke the “sins of nationalism, racism, sexism, hatred, white supremacy, murder, our lying, our cheating, our bribing, our abuse of power, our bloodthirst [and] our greed.”

The well-known Bible teacher posted the tweets the morning after Trump was impeached by the Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

She pointed out that our national nominees for president in 2016—Donald Trump for the Republicans and Hillary Clinton for the Democrats—were each representative of the American culture we have all played a part in creating.

“They were us,” she tweeted. “I ask you what’s become of us? This is why this matters: Faith leaders, in the astonishingly, increasingly amoral condition of our country, our responsibility skyrockets.”

Moore has been in Christian news in recent weeks after California pastor John MacArthur told her to “go home” when asked in October to offer his immediate reaction to hearing the name “Beth Moore.”

MacArthur then doubled down on his offensive comments during a lengthy sermon in mid-November, when he made his case for why women shouldn’t be pastors or in any positions of leadership, both within the Christian community and in secular society.

“When women take over a culture, men become weak; when men become weak, they can be conquered,” he preached at the time.

Moore, for her part, said she “will follow Jesus,” regardless.