Miguel A. De La Torre is the author of Decolonizing Christianity: Becoming Badass Believers.

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Whiteness Is a Jealous God

by Miguel A. De La Torre 01-27-2021
An excerpt from ‘Decolonizing Christianity: Becoming Badass Believers.’
The cover of "Decolonizing Christianity"

EUROCENTRIC CHRISTIANITY, since the days of Constantine, has predominately served as an apologist for authoritarian regimes, be they emperors, kings, crusading popes, or military dictators. In the last century alone, Eurocentric Christian jargon sustained and supported brutal regimes guilty of unimaginable human rights violations. Think of how the Catholic Church, fearing the loss of power during Spain’s Second Republic, threw its support behind the right-wing politics of the usurper Francisco Franco, who cloaked himself as a defender of religious liberties. The church stood by him as he ignited a civil war against the seculariziation of society, turning a blind eye to the Spanish killing fields. ...