The End Game Is America as a Christian Theocracy

You better start believing what they say

Maria Shimizu Christensen
3 min readJun 25, 2022


Photo by Jacob Morch on Unsplash

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof

Were you shocked when the draft leaked from the Supreme Court? You shouldn’t have been. The overturn of Roe v. Wade has been a goal of conservatives for decades. Do you feel sick today now that it’s official? It was always going to turn out like this once the court was packed with conservatives.

They’ve been telling us for decades this is what they want.

And make no mistake, this is all about religion. Fundamental Christianity. Christian Nationalism. Catholicism. Evangelical Christianity. Most people who oppose abortion do so on religious grounds, and beliefs about when people become people. Religion drove everything about this, and it doesn’t matter if you believe it’s a perversion of religion, because that clearly works too.

And then there’s the separation of church and state, which became a lot less separated today, and not only with the overturn of Roe v. Wade. The ruling on Carson v. Makin that said the state of Maine can’t deny the use of tuition reimbursement funds from a special program for parents who send their kids to religious schools.

Maine responded spectacularly before the ruling was made but when it was clear which way the wind was blowing. The legislature passed an amendment to a discrimination law that, according to the New York Times, “forbids discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation, and it applies to every private school that chooses to accept public funds, without regard to religious affiliation.”

Many religious schools make it a point of pride to discriminate against LGBTQ+ students so they won’t apply for the use of publicly funded state dollars. That’s just Maine though. Many other states offer vouchers or tax credits or some form of funding for kids attending private schools. That sometimes includes religious schools. That’s a religious education on the public dime.

Of course, this leads us to our next area of concern. Clarence Thomas made it perfectly clear that he’s in…



Maria Shimizu Christensen

Writer. Maker. Featured in Medium’s 2021 list of Stories That Started Conversations. I write about life.