Professor Joseph Williams' interview on Christian Nationalism has become a go-to source for journalists
This report is adapted from an email by John E. Chadwick who is a senior communications writer at SAS.
In March 2021, Joseph Williams, a professor of religion, was interviewed by the SAS Communications & Marketing about Christian nationalism in the wake of January 6. The interview was published on SAS website in March 2021.
Some 18 months after the Q&A was published on the SAS website, Williams' responses in the interview continue to make it into news stories as direct quotes on a regular basis. In fact, the Q&A has become a go-to source for journalists, everywhere from USA Today to Newsweek.
The following are a few examples as well as the original piece. (The USA Today piece has a subscription wall.)
Original Story: Christian Nationalism Explained: An Interview with Rutgers Professor Joseph Williams (SAS Homepage March 4, 2021)
Marjorie Taylor Greene, other conservatives lean into Christian nationalism. What is it? (USA Today, Aug. 9, 2022)
Trump Ally Defends Christian Nationalism as 'Good and Healthy' (Newsweek, July 27, 2022)
‘No apology’ for cross shape for rebuilt Jersey Shore pier, religious group says (Star Ledger, Aug. 28, 2022)
Majority of Republicans want US declared a Christian nation (News Radio 1080, Sept. 21, Audacy, 2nd largest radio company in U.S.)