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Did the First Amendment Create a Christian Nation?

eshrdlu Wrote: Aug 03, 2012 4:00 PM
And we liberals would say its conservatives like you who are clueless. Answer me this, sir, if America is supposed to be "a Christian Nation", why did the Founders resist every attempt to declare it so? There is no mention of Jesus or Christianity in any of the legal provisions of the Constitution. (Despite numerous attempts to insert them, such as by Patrick Henry.) Why does Art. 6, Paragraph 3 forbid religious tests for public office, instead (as Henry wanted) imposing a requirement of a belief in Jesus? ANSWER: Separation of Church and State is "in the Constitution", and guided its formation.

For as long as I can recall, there has been a movement defending the notion of America as a Christian nation. Of late, one version of that idea has been expressed by Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association. His belief is that the First Amendment to the Constitution protects the free expression of Christians only. Adherents of non-Christian religions, on the other hand, may be tolerated but do not enjoy Constitutional protections for the free exercise of their faith. Fischer writes:

The leftwing political websites lit up over my column of last week in which I...