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Did the First Amendment Create a Christian Nation?

eshrdlu Wrote: Aug 03, 2012 4:30 PM
Ah, the blind leading the blind. Freedom of religion INCLUDES freedom from religion (imposed by the government). How can a Jew live freely in a nation that imposes either Sharia Law or Canon Law? We can't and we couldn't. Separation of Church and State has been "in the Constitution" from the start. But both liberals and conservatives often misunderstand what that means: simply that government can have no role in religion, and religion can have no role in government. Stop letting your obvious obsession with homosexuality distort your view of reality.

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...