Trapped In A Time Warp: Christian Nationalists Pine For The 1950s — Because That's When They Called The Shots

Rob Boston

Prominent Christian nationalist leader Donald Wildmon, the founder of the American Family Association (AFA), once waxed nostalgic about his idyllic upbringing in small-town Tupelo, Miss., in the late 1940s and ’50s.

“Society as a whole viewed moral behavior as being an important element in life,” Wildmon wrote in the AFA Journal. “The combined pressures from society’s institutions managed to keep the publicly accepted morality based on Judeo-Christian values.”  

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