The Founding Myth:
Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American
Was America founded as a Christian Nation?
No and The Founding Myth ends this debate for good.
With more than 1,000 5-star reviews on Amazon, the critically acclaimed Founding Myth marshals the best arguments against the historical disinformation of Christian Nationalism and backs those arguments up with a feast of well-cited historical fact. America will never be a Christian Nation because the moment it becomes a Christian nation, it will cease to be America.
The Christian Nationalist identity is incredibly weak and vulnerable because it is based on historical distortions and lies. But we need more than facts to fight back, we need better arguments. The Founding Myth gives you new, better arguments. It’s not simply a refutation of the idea that we’re a Christian nation. It goes deeper and gives you the tools to help destroy this un-American political ideology.
Christian Nationalists don’t want you to read this book.
Fox News tried to rebut The Founding Myth in a truly bizarre segment. They really don’t want you to read this book. They fear this book so much they burned it.
Andrew and The Founding Myth made international headlines in October 2019 when a Christian Nationalist preacher from Tennessee filmed himself burning the book with a blowtorch.
Locke would later help foment the January 6th insurrection, taking the stage the night before the attack to pray militant prayers for the Proud Boys.
Andrew took on less militant Christian Nationalists, too. Andrew debated “Did America Have a Christian Founding?” with Mark David Hall at University of Louisville for C-SPAN’s BookTV.
Andrew showed the audience that Christian Nationalism is not a scholarly debate about American history, but a sinister, exclusionary movement trying to seize political power right now.
One week later, Andrew delivered that warning to a room full of reporters at the Religion News Association conference in Las Vegas on September 19, 2019.
“Christian Nationalism is the biggest threat to America today. An existential threat to a government of the people, for the people, and by the people.”
And 475 days later, on January 6, 2021, Christian Nationalists proved him right. They attacked our Capitol, our democracy, and our nation.
If you want to fight back against this un-American ideology, you must understand and be able to refute, with the best arguments possible, it’s disinformation.