And several leaders in the dominionist movement have had a profound impact on Johnson personally—by Johnson’s own admission. In December 2021, for instance, Johnson publicly praised David Barton, a Christian nationalist whose historical studies have been rejected as wildly inaccurate. Instead, ADF has pursued a dominionist-minded mission: to enshrine fundamentalist Christian biblical interpretations into law. Johnson doesn’t exactly call himself a “Christian dominionist,” preferring to just go with the more relatable “Christian” or “Baptist.” But he’s been named as a dominionist before. The post The ‘Profound Influence’ of Christian Extremists on Mike Johnson appeared first on The Daily Beast.