Another charge frequently leveled against Christian nationalists is that our position is hateful and prideful. Once again, these anti-nationalist arguments are inconsistent and illogical.
No Christian would consider it hateful or prideful to recognize the objective fact that some individuals are more intelligent than others, that some people are more physically gifted than others, or that some people are wealthier than others. No Christian would even consider it sinful to recognize that some countries are more powerful and more successful than others. So all Christians agree that simply recognizing observable differences in ability is perfectly alright in all other cases, but as soon as race is brought up as a factor in human differences suddenly it is hate and pride! There is no Scriptural basis for this completely inconsistent method of reasoning. The Bible commands us to be humble and loving in all areas of life, and the Bible also leaves us free to recognize all objective differences in human ability without committing sin. It is no more sinful for a teacher to rank the students in his class by academic achievement than it is for us to rank the different races and nations in ability.
Many “colorblind” conservatives acknowledge that we should fight to retain our national sovereignty, and that there should be strict requirements for citizenship, but that ancestry should not be one of them. These conservatives, many of them Christians, suddenly say that discriminating against foreigners because of their race is “hate” when these same conservatives advocate discriminating against foreigners because of their language and culture. Conservatives will say that in order to become citizens, foreigners should learn English, adopt American culture, and pledge allegiance to the Constitution, but these requirements are all forms of discrimination. Even if some people refuse to learn English or adopt American culture, God still requires us to love them, although He does not require us to grant them citizenship. Where does the Bible say that it is perfectly okay to treat someone differently because of his language or culture, but that it is the horrible sin of “hatred” to treat someone differently because of his ancestry? We can see that the colorblind conservatives and the civic nationalists occupy an inconsistent, contradictory position half way between globalism and genuine ethno-nationalism. The colorblind conservatives use the exact same arguments against the reality of race that the globalists use against the continued existence of separate, independent nation states. There is no good logical reason for why it is “hate” to discriminate by ancestry but not hate to discriminate by national origin.
We also must point out the total absurdity of labeling certain political opinions as “hate.” Hate is an emotion felt by some people on all sides of every issue. There are no such things as “hateful” policies. Nor is hate even necessarily a bad thing. After all, Christians are required to hate sin and evil doctrines.