except this nation wasn't formed under the belief in and allegiance to the christian god. do your research; america's religious identity was hijacked by fundamentalists long before any so-called progressives got hold of it. this nation was founded by men who despised theocracy and religious hegemony, and they fought to ensure that we would never be bound by it.
in this country, you are free to worship god in your chosen manner. but thanks to jefferson (deist), washington (tolerant quaker), madison (personal christian but public libertarian) and others, you are NOT free to make me worship any god, or any way, that i don't want to.