Marjorie Taylor Greene, Lisa Hagan, Anthia Butler discussed on Morning Edition


That's the same comparison Georgia congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene publicly apologized for making last year. She said she knows the remark is offensive. Here, at the reawakened tour, many agree with the analogy. Clark says for now, he plans to continue these events well into next year. Reporting from NPR's Lisa Hagan, who's still on the line, at least a listening I can tell that many people like being at these events, but gosh, they seem pretty pricey. What kind of people are they drawing in? Most of these folks identify as Christians, but a number I talked to told me they've left their church communities. I talked to anthia butler of the University of Pennsylvania who thinks the pandemic did a lot to displace people from churches. And events like reawaken and other pro Trump rallies are filling that gap. So all of those things that people get sociologically from church connection, a validation affirmation at an election denial vaccine and anti government conspiracies and it's a very potent mix that butler says the Republican Party has largely embraced. There's always been people who have thought about what is going to happen in the end times or when is the world going to come to end. The real question you want to ask is why aren't they talking about that anymore? She says the focus has evolved to taking power now. Most everyone at the reawaken events say they're going to vote next week, but I also heard at least one speaker say that God is unconventional and doesn't need

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