Philip Gorski Quoted in NYTimes on New House Speaker

Department News
November 2, 2023

Philip Gorski, Frederick and Laura Goff Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Yale Sociology Department was quoted in the New York Times in a guest essay on the new Speaker of the House Mike Johnson entitled The Embodiment of White Christian Nationalism in a Tailored Suit’. According to Gorski, ‘[Johnson] says out loud what most others just feel: that America was founded as a Christian nation, that the founders were “evangelical” Christians, that the founding documents were based on “biblical principles,” that God has entrusted America with a divine mission, that he has blessed America with unique power and prosperity and that those blessings will be withdrawn if America strays off the straight and narrow path of Christian morality. And that it is every good Christian’s duty to make America Christian again.’