Democrats just outright admitted they hate God with their latest sick attack on Christianity

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America was built on Christian values.

But the Democrat Party wants to obliterate those values more than anything.

And the Democrats just outright admitted they hate God with their latest sick attack on Christianity.

When witnesses testify before Congress, it has been a long-standing tradition to have them swear in and finish their oath with the words “so help me God.”

But the Democrat Party appears to have taken issue with that and stopped adding those words when swearing in witnesses.

The change was confirmed by Rep. Jarred Nadler, who heads the House Judiciary Committee and simply responded saying, “we do not have religious tests.”

LifeSiteNews reports:

Democrats controlling the U.S. House of Representatives have removed “so help me God” from the oath witnesses take before testifying before several of the committees they control, months after backing down from a proposal from one committee to strike the phrase.

“I think God belongs in religious institutions: in temple, in church, in cathedral, in mosque — but not in Congress,” Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TX), chair of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, explained, the New York Times reported last month. He claimed that Republicans’ support for the longstanding language constituted “using God,” and “God doesn’t want to be used.”

“We do not have religious tests,” declared Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), chair of the Judiciary Committee.

There is no way to ignore the Christian roots of the United States of America.

The Founding Fathers were strongly religious men and their Christian faith was a major influence on them in writing our founding documents.

But Democrats want to remove religion from everything they can.

Every day Christians are attacked for their religion, including young kids in their schools being told they can’t pray.

The Left is waging full-on war against Christianity, while bending over backwards for those who practice other religions, or none at all.

Do you think there is a war on Christianity?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

104 COMMENTS

  1. When WHEN has there NOT been a “war on Christianity”? From when Christ Himself walked the earth, He told his disciples that they were not of the world, and the world would hate them. To a Christian, that is contradictory because how can the world hate someone who responds back to them with love? Kindness is all that I glean from Christians, but that attitude is repulsive to those who are self-serving/self-centered. Christians are the most the martyred in the world, most of which took place in the last century (1900-1999), but it is gaining momentum, and the century of 2000-2099 will show much greater numbers, of that you can bank on. But, no worries. God is still in control, and His promises are kept and in His own time.

      • Dems want it to be their government and not the peoples. Removing references to God is one of their primary objectives erroneously claiming the separation of Church and state.

    • I agree, there has always been a war against believers in Jesus. Most not all, but most people will be compelled to tell the truth when swearing to God, without that most people feel no consequences of moral beliefs when God is taken out of the equation. Even a criminal will fess up when faced with the choice of “swearing” to God. I think it is a horrible decision.

    • The Democrats will regret taking God out of our Government.That is the only thing that keeps our Country free. Nadler may think God only belongs in churches but God belongs in our Government, our schools and our lives 24 hours a day. The Democrats has so much hate for President Trump until they spend all the tax payers money on investigating Trump. They have not accomplished anything since the last election. They should have to return all their salary since Trump was elected.

        • If there is a christian in our government Jesus Christ is in them because we are
          the church the buildings we assemble in are not. Christ in us the hope of glory;
          and believe it or not God is there, because He is every where.

          • But where is god in our Constitution? Where is god in our laws?

            One is not required to be a Christian to be in office. The No Religious Test Clause of the United States Constitution is a clause within Article VI, Clause 3.

  2. AMEN! “God is still in control, and His promises are kept and in His own time.” And when HIS time comes
    those who mock HIM now will bow down to him and call out his name to no avail.

    • “Ms. or Mrs. Linda Timmons, you are correct, You Can Say That Again,’AMEN’, The One And Only God Almighty (Who Has No Name) Will Be In Control Till The End Of Time”!

      • His name is Wonderful, Counselor, Almighty God…Prince of Peace, Everlasting Father whose reign will never end.

        • Stephanie Foster: YES! And AMEN!! HE IS, ‘I AM’. HE IS the KING of kings and LORD of lords….HE IS JESUS CHRIST. And to know HIM, is to love HIM; THE MOST PRECIOUS, TRUE, AND POWERFUL relationship one can have, is that with the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY Who REIGNS FOREVER AND EVER!!

  3. Every one of us will stand before Almighty God on Judgment Day! I’m glad I’m gonna be covered with blood of my Lord & Savior JESUS CHRIST! these people will have their time in court before the HIGH COMMANDER & they’ll have to answer for their evil deeds while on earth! America was founded on Almighty God & we Christians have let JESUS down for letting the devil sneak his slimy way into our country! CHRISTIANS put on your ARMOR & get ready for battle to take back our country for JESUS! God BLESS AMERICA!

    • Amen!…..Jesus the Name most Wonderful. …My Hope is built on nothing less than Jesus Blood and Righteousness…….Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus ye soldiers of the Cross.

  4. Saran has used every tool in his war chest to defeat Christianity. The Democrats have demonstrated time and time again that they are his tools to destroy the foundations of our country. They are fools to think that by not using His name He is still in control. We have been blessed under Trump’s leadership and they are livid. Nadler is the biggest fool because God is using him to strengthen Christian resolve to defeat their evil tactics.

  5. I have never been one that goes around saying” the end times are near.” But NOW I can see all the signs and truly believe God is going to fulfill his word soon.How much more evil can come to pass, via the Democrats,that we Christians can survive?? EVERYTHING we believe in and hold sacred is being attacked and being destroyed.My heart cries for our country. But, no matter how they poke fun at and criticize our President, I truly believe he is a good man with our beliefs foremost in his leadership.We can only pray that God will intervene and not allow for a Democrat be voted in 2020.I also pray that Omar, Tlaib,and Cortez are removed from our government soon…. My faith and trust will always be with God and our Lord Jesus Christ, though. Let HIS will be done.Amen.

    • They are not fit to govern our nations. God Bless the USA….they are abusing their power and are sick with hate and no longer fit to govern this God given land of ours. God belongs in government, schools, the work place and the whole world that He created and is watching over us. For God so Loved the World that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him might not perish but have everlasting life. John 3: 16; John 3:17, God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. Amen…come quickly Lord Jesus…send your Spirit to open the hearts and minds of our government leaders to your truth.

  6. If you support potus lil dee trump, you definitely DO NOT support Jesus. Jesus would NEVER condone what the traitor Pyongyang donald has done and wants to do to other human beings.

    • Yeah and I bet you wanted the Clinton Crime Family running the Country and yes you thought Obozo was a Great President , Please you must be Ignorant or a Communist

    • Reading your words it tells that you truly do not know Jesus! He has used President Trump for the good of our country and to be used by God does not mean one has to have no sin. Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God”. There is no one who could lead our country and be without sin. If you know the heart of Trump then you must think you are God. More and more President Trump has turned and leaned on God, people repent you know! Praise God for President Trump!

    • You are blind and ignorant of the truth. God gave us President Donald Trump.and he has been a very good president against all the back slapping from the sore losers, drunk with power, hate filled , unfit to serve do nothing congress. I pray that God will Bless the USA with at least 4 more years as President of the USA and with God’s help he will overcome those who despise him.
      The evil one, father of all lies is in Congress and with the help of God we will remove him.

    • I will praise our President and our LORD AND SAVIOR CAUSE he is the right person to be our PRESIDENT at this time . I also pray that he will still be President until 2024 I BELEVE IN GOD AND NO ONE CAN EVER TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME. THER IS A GOD AND HE IS COMING BACK TO JUDGE US ALL. You can bet on that cause God will return just like he said. So if you aren’t ready you better know that you want enter in Heaven but the other place.

    • 25 years ago, I and several other Christians went to Caracol Haiti and built a church. The CLINTONS had it torn down so they could build an industrial park that was SUPPOSED to provide jobs for 100,000 locals. They did replace the church, back off the road, where it can’t be seen or be a focal point for the community. The industrial park, built by their cronies, has only five thousand workers in one factory. Everybody got rich but the locals. Do I want her for a president? Would I rather have had Condoleezza Rice or Colin Powell or almost anybody else, despite their baby-killing proclivities? You bet! Would I rather have someone who is at least trying to be godly, albeit newly, than someone belonging to a party that doesn’t even want God in it?
      YOU BET! We only had two choices and we picked the apparently godlier of two and pray we continue to!

    • If You Support The DemonRats Then You Support Communism, They Colluded With The Nazis In The Early 40″s, Bernie Sanders Colluded With The Soviets, And The Communist Playbook Which If You Know What To Look For Follows The Communist Playbook To The Letter, Blame The Opposition Of Crimes Your Guilty Of.. And The DemonRats Have Been Doing This For Decades, They Just Got A Whole Lot Worse After Communist Obama Got Elected And That POS Was Vetted And His Communist Ties Got Exposed..

      • The Democrats fought a war against the Nazis in the early 1940s. (1941-1945 to be precise.) Well, the nation fought a war, but it was headed by a president who was a Democrat, and both houses of Congress had Democrat majorities. The spells collusion to you? It’s the funniest kind of collusion I’ve ever heard of.

  7. Democrats are Heathens and Godless individuals … who else would Murder Babies ? They only care for themselves and when they say they are doing charitable work they are lining their pockets with money !
    Never Ever Trust A Democrat !

    • Yep like the Heartbeat Bill , God is watching these baby killers his own Children being Killed by these Vile America Hating No Good Communist

  8. These GOD hating Democrats are destined to burn in hell for all time … And you don’t have to believe in ‘Hell and Damnation’ to suffer this fate it WILL Come to Pass.

  9. we knew that all along, the satanic occult democrats the queers the liberal whinners, all injections to bow down and ass hole satan…
    these are the satanic ass wipes that satan instilled in the administration.
    and you dumb ass people suck it up, believe all their lies and just keep putting them in office. and you wonder why we have all the trouble we have, you kicked God out of the house.

    • Yes they have taken over our youth thru the public school system and No One is to blame but us for we let these Communist Anti Christ Morons do this . America is Sinking when you can kill a baby with a Heartbeat it’s a Down right shame on us to let these Communist Haters take over

  10. The democrat war is on America. Not so much Christianity per sé. Especially White America, white males, and freedom from controlling government. (Which they crave to be)

  11. These egomaniacs hate GOD, because they think they are gods, & everyone should worship at their altar. But as Johnny Cash said: God’s going to cut them down!

  12. I think it should be mandatory that at the beginning of the year, and every time any of government officials come back from their many vacations, they need to read the Constitution! Maybe if they hear it enough, it will finally sink in!

    • Sadly, they heard it enough that they got their feelings hurt because it represents the finest goals for people and that the people should run the government, not government running people. They have an insatiable need to control stemming from the jealousy and envy of knowing they are simply inherently inferior in values and abilities to those real men and women who can actually lead without tyranny. That’s why they always demand. Real dialogue is impossible because it goes against all their irrational interior arguments they have with all their imagined enemies, as to why they should “be in charge,” as AOC puts it.

  13. What would you expect from a fkn jerk like little infantile acting nadler or the rest of the demoRAT party. They have become nothing but a bunch(not close to being a political party anymore) of whining,crying anti-American dirtbags with nothing positive to move this country forward.

  14. Yes it’s true, the leftists hate god just as much as satan does. In my opinion they are both evil, & just as satan was cast into hell’s fire, he will be joined by nonbelievers such as these. The best advice for the god haters is to get down on your knees & beg god for forgiveness & then change your evil ways.God is love

  15. I had no kind feelings for Rep. Jerold Nadler before reading of his “we do not have religious tests” statement but now I definitely have NO respect for this man.

  16. The Dems Are working for the devil to fulfill his plans to destroy our country we Christians must obey the Lord lets do what He has called us to do, one being 2nd Chronicles. 7:14

  17. No testimony before Congress should therefore be considered truthful if not sworn to the almighty, and be rejected by any one of religiosity on the stand unless all the House members have taken the oath before them . Testimony before Congress should therefore have doubt attached as to its truthfulness. Is that what the country was founded on? Lies…? I believe not, and those rejecting religiosity should not be asking anyone any questions at all if they did not take the oath.

  18. Anyone who stands for the DEMONCRAT party should be taken off the rolls of any born again church for bringing REPROACH on the church. NOT politics no longer republicans against Democrats but GOOD VS. EVIL

  19. Take hope, please. No one can truly keep God out of anywhere, because He is the Author and Finisher of all things. No one will ever escape the presence of God. He always puts someone in our paths to remind us of Him. Even His creation speaks of Him.

  20. FOR ALL OF YOU WHO DRANK THE KOOL AID, TRUMP IS LYING ABOUT EVERYTHING HE SAYS. HE’S DONE IT FROM THE BEGINNING. HE’S THINKS HE’S BECOME FRIENDS WITH RUSSIAN AND NORTH KOREAN LEADERS. THEY’RE JUST TAKING ADVANTAGE OF HIM BECAUSE HE’S SO IGNORANT AND HAS THE MIND OF A CHILD. HE WON’T WIN IN 2020.

    • Rhonda Mandato: It is anyone that follows and believes all the propaganda from the democratic party that is drinking the kool-aid.And are too blind to see the truth.Tell me about three of your own party members;Omar, Tlaib, and Cortez.Do they represent ANYTHING our country stands for and was founded on?? NO.And we will see if Trump is re-elected in 2020. God help us all if he doesn’t…..

    • You say we drank kool aid. no you must have drank all of it cause President Trump is much smarter than the last PRESIDENTS He has done more good for us in a couple years than the last half ass Presidents ever did for us .

    • Rhonda, do you know President Trump well enough to sit down and talk with him to know he is lying? Where do you get your information and whose word are you trusting?

  21. This is nothing new. Christianity has been under attack for a very long time. Democrats are just comming out and showing their true anti christian and anti constitutional beliefs. They want GOD out of everything because they are children of darkness. GOD is light. They have set themselves up as enemies of the state, the people and of GOD. Like GOD said in his word:”vengence is mine saith the LORD. I will repay. They really shouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of GOD’s wrath.

    • Philippe J. Rougeau: Thank you for comment.You are right on target. Just hang tight in your beliefs because I can see the liberals are starting to post here now…Trying to name call and belittle anyone that does not subscribe to their foolishness.

  22. No, America was NOT built on Christian values. The United States Constitution contains no reference to God. The Constitution is a blueprint for a stable and effective republican government in a free country. The Preamble to the Constitution declares that its purposes are “to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty.”

    Eighteenth-century America was religiously diverse, and by the time of the Revolution, religion was widely viewed as a matter of voluntary individual choice. The Constitution acknowledged these realities and, unlike contemporary European political orders, promoted no sect and took no position whatsoever on theological issues. There is no state religion and Article VI of the Constitution provides that “no religious Test shall ever be required as a qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.” The First Amendment to the Constitution, ratified in 1791, provides that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” The absence of references to a deity in the Constitution is consistent with the strict religious neutrality of the entire document.

    So where did you get the idea that America was built on Christian values when even the Constitution abandons the mere mention of god?

  23. Democrats Do Not Hate GOD Since Many Are Very Sincere Believing Christians. Some culturewatchnews Sick Minded CRAP JUST REACHED AN ALL TIME LOW WITH THEIR ABOVE CRAPPY STATEMENTS!

  24. Jerry Nadler and most Democrats have the morals and worth of a BOTTLE CAP. IF you continue to vote for a Democrat at any level of government; you can be certain to voting this nation and yourself out of existence !!!!!

  25. BETTTY how can you say a thing about how these no account democrats are sincere about our GOD they are pure EVIL AND YOU SHOULD WAKE UP CAUSE THAT IS THE GODS TRUTH, Wake up lady the truth is there in front of that face of yours.

  26. It is to Late for poor betty, She is totally blinded by the fact that Hillary Clinton LOST in 2016. To none other that MR. Donald J. Trump. get over it Hillary LOST, get? it SHE LOST MAGA IN2020.GO MR. TRUMP>>>>

  27. The Bible states that God is “long-suffering,” or patient with those who don’t believe. But “long-suffering” does not mean that He is patient forever. There comes a day when He washes His hands of those who have turned their backs on Him, and when that happens, there is no turning back and He has “turned them over to a reprobate mind.” In other words, if people choose a sinful life over God’s forgiveness, then they have sealed their own fate. God has NEVER sent anyone to hell…those who are there CHOSE to go there.

    • Carl J Bujan: Just wait IF they get a president voted in the 2020(God forbid)The USA will no longer exist as we know it.Especially in our belief in God. The democrats are capable of doing ANYTHING to succeed in their evil agenda.Heaven help us all…..

  28. Hey MF, don’t you worry your little head about Jesus Christ and daddy God. I assure you that he can take care of himself. If he is real. And if he ain’t, better that we get on and get him out of our head. For, a false belief is to the brain, like unto a blindfold over the eyes. Praise the Lord and I looking for your return Jesus, I plan on watching as you split the eastern sky. When I was a youngster, my plan of salvation was to grab onto Mama as she rose in the sky when you raptured back to earth. But mama passed on so I had to get saved.

    • Both so not true. You can’t hate something you don’t believe in. That is like hating bigfoot or the tooth fairy. And Democratic women are giving birth to babies. Democratic lesbians and gays are adopting children. So where is the hate? Where is your proof of either?

      • Your choice to be abundantly ignorant is amazing! Tho I have been taught not to laugh at the less fortunate I have had quite a good laugh at you.Your mind willchange one day as you bend your knees to the Almighty.Til then I will pray for you and others like you,after I have gotten over the laughter.

        • As an ex-Sunday school teacher and ministry scholar, I already changed my mind. It will not be changed again. I will be thinking for you as I continue to laugh at your need to worship something that doesn’t exist.

          • IF you were truly an atheist, and not a God hater,the beliefs of individuals would have no effect on your moods or attitudes, instead your comment about laughing at someone for their beliefs proves you to be a God hater and therefore a liar! May God have mercy on you!

        • Barbara Moody: Kaci Stahl is VERY pro-abortion and, as you probably could tell, now an atheist. But sadly, when she DOES stand before our God and hasn’t repented you can’t say,” I’m sorry God I stopped believing in you.Does it count I once was a Sunday school teacher?” I’m sorry, I shouldn’t be flippant about someone else’s life. But my point being, you can not wait until you die to accept HIM and ask for forgiveness… But this is how the Democrats are now.They do not want God in our lives and especially not in the government.

          • Do not speak for me and do not assume things about me, Linda M. I am NOT pro-abortion, never have been. I do not wish any woman to have an abortion. What I am for is all women to be able to choose the right path for herself. It isn’t my body or my life to make that decision for someone else.

            I ask again, please tell me where god is in our government?

          • To Kaci Stahl:I’m not assuming anything about you. You are very much pro-abortion. Stop twisting words AGAIN.You can’t have it both ways. Can’t claim I’m not for abortions. But I support any woman, who wants to have them. And yes it is YOU making that decision for others by telling them it’s just fine because it’s not really a human yet anyway.And every time you make a donation to the Planned parenthood org. YOU are making that decision.
            Where is God in our government? Is this the question you can’t live without hearing it’s answer?Well, let me start off with where its NOT. It’s with you liberals and certain members of our government.I don’t care if you want to start another rant because I will not reply again.Trump believes in this country and in God.And you liberals are so blinded by the fact that Clinton horror wasn’t voted in, you refuse to accept anything this man has done, or is trying to do.Now are you satisfied? Why do you care anyway? You don’t believe in God so why do you care??

        • Parduc: Which I would like to point out, the liberals want” in God We Trust” removed from all money as well. Doesn’t fit in with their new world order agenda for the USA.

        • I haven’t used money in years. Everything is electronic now, so I do not need to touch anything that states, “In God we trust”. Works for me.

  29. 1. The First Amendment clearly states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”

    If the government expresses a belief in a higher power (e.g., God) on its currency (e.g., “In God We Trust”), then it is favoring one belief system (theism) over another.

    *That* is respecting an establishment of religion, and it violates the First Amendment!

    The majority trampling on the rights of the minority has happened before. In his 2003 book, Why the Religious Right is Wrong About Separation of Church and State, journalist Rob Boston writes about Catholic schoolchildren in the 19th century being forced to sit through and participate in state-sponsored Protestant prayers in the public schools.

    2. Journalist Rob Boston writes in his 2003 book, Why the Religious Right is Wrong About Separation of Church and State:

    “The omission of God in the Constitution was not intended as a slight. Although the action angered some religious leaders, Madison insisted that the move was for the best.

    “He worried about what such references to a deity could lead to, insisting that the Constitution hadn’t created even ‘a shadow of right in the general government to intermeddle with religion.’

    “Incidentally, the omission of God in the Constitution has served to vex today’s Religious Right activists, who insist that the United States was founded as a ‘Christian nation.’

    “Since Madison’s statement and the omission serve as an embarrassment to them, some have taken to asserting that the document recognizes Jesus Christ at the end where the date contains the pro forma phrase ‘in the year of our Lord’!”

    In other words, they’re grasping at straws.

    Again, journalist Rob Boston of Americans United for Separation of Church and State writes:

    “The omission of God in the Constitution was not intended as a slight. Although the action angered some religious leaders, Madison insisted the move was for the best…

    “…the omission of God in the Constitution has served to vex today’s Religious Right activists, who insist that the United States was founded as a ‘Christian nation.’

    “Since Madison’s statement and the omission serve as a great embarrassment to them, some have taken to asserting that the document recognizes Jesus Christ at the end, where the date contains the pro forma phrase ‘in the year of our Lord’!”

    In other words, they’re grasping at straws.

    3. American history is largely secular.

    Journalist Rob Boston writes in his 2003 book, Why The Religious Right is Wrong About Separation of Church and State:

    A) Pastor John Leland in the American colonial period, “…was dismayed to see dissenting preachers in jail for their religious views. Leland’s writings echo some of the comments made by Jefferson. Leland, defending freedom of conscience, wrote, ‘Government should protect every man in thinking, and speaking freely, and that one does not abuse another… all should be equally free, Jews, Turks, pagans and Christians.’

    “On another occasion, Leland wrote in opposition to the idea that holders of public office should have to believe certain things about religion before they could even run. Such ‘religious tests’ were common in many colonies. Wrote Leland, ‘If a man merits the confidence of his neighbors… let him worship one god, twenty gods, or no god — be he Jew, Turk, Pagan, or Infidel, he is eligible to any office in the state.”

    B) The United States is a secular society. In 1787 when the framers excluded all mention of God from the Constitution, they were widely denounced as immoral and the document was denounced as godless, which is precisely what it is. Opponents of the Constitution challenged ratifying conventions in nearly every state, calling attention to Article VI, Section 3:

    “No religious test shall be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”

    An anti-federalist in North Carolina wrote: “The exclusion of religious tests is by many thought dangerous and impolitic. Pagans, Deists and Mohammedans might obtain office among us.”

    Amos Singletary of Massachussetts, one of the most outspoken critics of the Constitution, said that he “hoped to see Christians (in power), yet by the Constitution, a papist or an infidel was as eligible as they.”

    C) Luther Martin, a Maryland delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 wrote that “there were some members so unfashionable as to think that a belief in the existence of a Deity, and of a state of future rewards and punishments would be some security for the good conduct of our rulers, and that in a Christian country, it would be at least decent to hold out some distinction between the professors of Christianity and downright infidelity or paganism.”

    Martin’s report shows that a “Christian nation” faction had its say during the convention, and that its views were consciously rejected.

    D) The United States Constitution is a completely secular political document. It begins “We the people,” and contains no mention of “God,” “Jesus,” or “Christianity.” Its only references to religion are exclusionary, such as the “no religious test” clause (Article VI), and “Congress shall make no laws respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” (First Amendment)

    E) The presidential oath of office, the only oath detailed in the Constitution, does not contain the phrase “so help me God” or any requirement to swear on a Bible (Article II, Section 1).

    F) The words “under God” did not appear in the Pledge of Allegiance until 1954, when Congress, under McCarthyism, inserted them.

    G) Similarly, “In God we Trust” was absent from paper currency before 1956, though it did appear on some coins beginning in 1864.

    The original U.S. motto, written by John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson, is “E Pluribus Unum” (“Of Many, One”) celebrating plurality and diversity.

    H) In 1797, America made a treaty with Tripoli, declaring that “the government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.” This reassurance to Islam was written under Washington’s presidency and approved by the Senate under John Adams.

    I) We are not governed by the Declaration of Independence. Its purpose was to “dissolve the political bonds,” not to set up a religious nation. Its authority was based upon the idea that “governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,” which is contrary to the biblical concept of rule by divine authority.

    The Declaration deals with laws, taxation, representation, war, immigration, etc., and doesn’t discuss religion at all. The references to “Nature’s God,” “Creator,” and “Divine Providence” in the Declaration do not endorse Christianity. Its author, Thomas Jefferson, was a Deist, opposed to Christianity and the supernatural.

    J) “Of all the systems of morality, ancient or modern, which have come under my observation, none appear to me so pure as that of Jesus,” wrote Thomas Jefferson. However, Jefferson admitted, “In the New Testament there is internal evidence that parts of it have proceeded from an extraordinary man and that other parts are the fabric of very inferior minds…”

    It was Thomas Jefferson who established the separation of church and state. Jefferson was deeply suspicious of religion and of clergy wielding political power.

    Jefferson helped create the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786, incurring the wrath of Christians by his fervent defense of toleration of atheists:

    “The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts as are only injurious to others. But it does no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.”

    Jefferson advocated a “wall of separation” between church and state not to protect the church from government intrusion, but to preserve the freedom of the people:

    “I consider the doctrines of Jesus as delivered by himself to contain the outlines of the sublimest morality that has ever been taught;” he observed, “but I hold in the most profound detestation and execration the corruptions of it which have been invested by priestcraft and established by kingcraft, constituting a conspiracy of church and state against the civil and religious liberties of mankind.”

    Jefferson and the founding fathers were products of the Age of Enlightenment. Their world view was based upon Deism, secularism, and rationalism.

    “The priests of the different religious sects dread the advance of science as witches do the approach of daylight,” wrote Jefferson. “The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as his Father, in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter… we may hope that the dawn of reason and freedom of thought in these United States will do away all this…”

    As late as 1820, Jefferson was convinced everyone in the United States would die a Unitarian. Jefferson, Madison and Paine’s writings indicate that America was never intended to be a Christian theocracy. “I have sworn upon the altar of God,” wrote Jefferson, “eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”

    K) In his 1802 letter to the Danbury Baptists, Jefferson wrote:

    “Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between Church & State.”

    As president, Jefferson put his “wall of separation” theory into practice. He refused to issue proclamations calling for days of prayer and fasting, insisting that they violate the First Amendment. As early as 1779, Jefferson proposed a bill before the Virginia legislature that would have established a series of elementary schools to teach the basics—reading, writing, and arithmetic.

    Jefferson even suggested that “no religious reading, instruction, or exercise shall be prescribed or practiced, inconsistent with the tenets of any religious sect or denomination.” Jefferson did not regard public schools as the proper agent to form children’s religious views.

    L) As president, James Madison also put his separationist philosophy into action. He vetoed two bills he believed would violate church-state separation. The first was an act incorporating the Episcopal Church in the District of Columbia that gave the church the authority to care for the poor. The second was a proposed land grant to a Baptist church in Mississippi.

    Had Madison, the father of the Constitution, believed that all the First Amendment was intended to do was bar setting up a state church, he would have approved these bills. Instead, he vetoed both, and in his veto messages to Congress explicitly stated that he was rejecting the bills because they violated the First Amendment.

    Later in his life, James Madison came out against state-paid chaplains, writing, “The establishment of the chaplainship to Congress is a palpable violation of equal rights, as well as of Constitutional principles.” He also concluded that his calling for days of prayer and fasting during his presidency had been unconstitutional.

    In an 1819 letter to Robert Walsh, Madison wrote, “the number, the industry and the morality of the priesthood, and the devotion of the people have been manifestly increased by the total separation of the church from the state.” In an undated essay called the “Detached Memoranda,” written in the early 1800s, Madison wrote, “Strongly guarded… is the separation between Religion and Government in the Constitution of the United States.”

    In 1833 Madison responded to a letter sent to him by Jasper Adams. Adams had written a pamphlet titled “ The Relations of Christianity to Civil Government in the United States,” which tried to prove that the United States was founded as a Christian nation. Madison wrote back: “In the papal system, government and religion are in a manner consolidated, and that is found to be the worst of government.”

    Madison, like Jefferson, was confident that separation of church and state would protect both the institutions of government and religion. Late in his life, Madison wrote to a Lutheran minister about this, declaring, “A due distinction… between what is due to Caesar and what is due to God, best promotes the discharge of both obligations… A mutual independence is found most friendly to practical religion, to social harmony, and to political prosperity.”

    M) In the early part of the 19th century, a general understanding existed that the government should not promote religion, or favor one religion over another. In 1829, Senator Richard Johnson of Kentucky wrote:

    “It is not the legitimate province of the Legislature to determine what religion is true, or what is false. Our Government is a civil and not a religious institution. Our Constitution recognizes in every person the right to choose his own religion, and to enjoy it freely, without molestation. Whatever may be the religious sentiments of citizens, and however variant, they are alike entitled to protection from the Government, so long as they do not invade the rights of others…

    “Among all the religious persecutions with which almost every page of modern history is stained, no victim ever suffered but for violation of what Government denominated the law of God. To prevent a similar train of evils in this country, the Constitution has wisely withheld from our Government the power of defining the divine law.”

    4. Towards the end of his book, Rob Boston concludes:

    “…Widespread ignorance about the Bill of Rights helps the Religious Right… Religious Right groups point to documents like the Northwest Ordinance or obscure proclamations that contain religious references. ‘See!’ they say. ‘This proves America was meant to be Christian.’

    “What the Religious Right doesn’t tell people, and what, tragically, many Americans don’t know is that when it comes to determining what the laws of the United States mean, the only document that matters is the Constitution.

    “The Constitution, a completely secular document, contains no references to God, Jesus, or Christianity. It says absolutely nothing about the United States being officially Christian.

    “The Religious Right’s constant appeals to documents like the Declaration of Independence which contains a Deistic reference to ‘the Creator,’ cloud the issue and make some people believe their rights spring from these other documents. They don’t.

    “As important as those other documents are to history, the rights of all Americans are ultimately traced to the Constitution and its amendments, specifically the Bill of Rights.

    “When we talk about separation of church and state and religious freedom, therefore, only one document matters — the Constitution.”

    “The Religious Right has never represented the majority of Americans. The only reason antiseparationists have gotten as far as they have is because of apathy. The views held by the Religious Right are minority views.

    “The movement has power only because the Religious Right has successfully filled a vacuum left open by other Americans who have forfeited their voice in public discourse.

    “If enough Americans get back into the game, the tide can easily turn.”

  30. A Roman Catholic priest, Reverend David K. O’Rourke, said, “Every religious group in the United States is a minority group. Some may be unhappy with this status and wish they had official standing. I am not unhappy with it. The Catholic Church, the largest of these minorities, has prospered greatly in this country where we separate church and state.”

    According to journalist Rob Boston of Americans United for Separation of Church and State: “We have a vibrant, multifaith religious society that, with the exception of a few fundamentalist Muslim states, is admired all over the globe. We have a degree of interfaith harmony unmatched in the world. Our government is legally secular, but our culture accommodates and welcomes a variety of religious voices. New faiths take root here without fear…

    “Americans remain greatly interested in religion and things spiritual—unlike their counterparts in Western Europe, where religion is often state subsidized but of little interest to most people… Children are no longer forced to pray in school or read from religious texts against their will, yet they are free to engage in truly voluntary religious worship whenever they feel the need. The important task of imparting religious and philosophical training to youngsters is left where it always belonged—with each child’s parents or guardians…

    “Some European nations have passed so-called anticult laws aimed at curbing the rights of unpopular new religions. Such laws would not be acceptable in the United States or permitted under the First Amendment.

    “This country (the United States) wasn’t founded by Christians.” –Ron McClellan, 1990

    “In a multifaith society such as the United States,” observes Boston, “a type of religious marketplace does exist. Religious groups that aggressively seek converts, such as the Mormons and the Jehovah’s Witnesses, are well aware that people in the United States are able and even willing to change their religious beliefs. To these groups, it’s well worth it to enter the marketplace and advertise their goods. Lots of people might buy them…

    “Because the U.S. government is secular, religious groups are left to contend for members based solely on their own initiative. They create a free marketplace of religion that spurs competition and a vigorous religious life. This explains why the United States, which maintains church-state separation, retains a high degree of religiosity among its people.

    “The more sophisticated and perceptive believers realize that the separation principle is a boon to their faith,” notes Boston. “They see danger in any attempt by government to decide which religion is true and which is false. They know that a faith that is in favor with the government today can be out of favor tomorrow. These believers are thankful for the free marketplace of religion and the secular state that makes it possible. They understand that the way to get new members is through persuasion, not government aid.”

    Some of the religious leaders of the colonial period, such as Roger Williams, favored religious freedom.

    “Williams was an unusual character for his times,” writes Boston. “A devout Christian, he was absolutely convinced that his views on religion were correct and that any rational being would in time come around and agree with him once the facts were laid bare. But Williams insisted with equal force that the state should have no business in enforcing orthodoxy. A person’s understanding of religion and truth, Williams insisted, must come from within. He argued for complete freedom of conscience, a concept he called ‘soul liberty.’”

    In 1635, Williams and his followers were expelled from Massachusetts. They fled south to what is today Rhode Island, where he founded the city of Providence. According to Boston, Williams, “announced that all who chose to live there would enjoy full religious and political freedom. Williams’ proclamation proved the sincerity of his beliefs, as he soon had to suffer many religious views he personally found distasteful. For example, Williams detested Quakers and often blasted them in his writings. Yet in Rhode Island, Quakers worshipped unmolested, at least during the years of Williams’ oversight.

    “It was Williams who coined the phrase that may have been the grandfather to Thomas Jefferson’s famous ‘wall of separation’ between church and state metaphor. In his 1644 treatise, ‘The Bloody Tenet of Persecution, for cause of Conscience,’ Williams warned against opening ‘a gap in the hedge, or wall of separation, between the garden of the church and the wilderness of the world.’ A decent distance between church and state, he maintained, would keep the purity of the church intact and safe from the corrupting influence of government.”

    Similarly, Pastor John Leland “was dismayed to see dissenting preachers in jail for their religious views. Leland’s writings echo some of the comments made by Jefferson. Leland, defending freedom of conscience, wrote, ‘Government should protect every man in thinking, and speaking freely, and that one does not abuse another…all should be equally free, Jews, Turks, pagans and Christians.’

    “On another occasion, Leland wrote in opposition to the idea that holders of public office should have to believe certain things about religion before they could even run. Such ‘religious tests’ were common in many colonies. Wrote Leland, ‘If a man merits the confidence of his neighbors…let him worship one God, twenty gods, or no god—be he Jew, Turk, Pagan, or Infidel, he is eligible to any office in the state.

    “Unlike Jefferson, who was a rationalist and something of a religious skeptic,” continues Boston, “Leland’s support for church-state separation was anchored in his theological views. In 1790 he wrote, ‘The notion of a Christian commonwealth should be exploded forever…If all the souls in a government were saints of God, should they be formed into a society by law, that society could not be a Gospel Church, but a creature of the state.’

    “Clergy in other states also played a pivotal role in the struggle to establish the separation of church and state in America. In Massachusetts, Pastor Isaac Backus, a Baptist minister, went so far as to refuse to pay a church tax and was arrested. In 1774 he wrote a document blasting the tax, which asserted in part, ‘Religion is a concern between God and the soul with which no human authority can intermeddle.’”

    “This country (the United States) wasn’t founded by Christians.” –Ron McClellan, 1990

    Some conservative Christians are correct when they acknowledge many of America’s founding fathers were Deists, but they fail to acknowledge that the founding fathers championed secularism. Key founders such as James Madison and Thomas Jefferson opposed mixing church and state. They would never have supported an officially Christian nation. Jefferson and Madison came to this opposition in two ways. First, they were well-versed in history and understood how the officially Christian governments of Europe had crushed human freedom. Moreover, they knew about the constant religious wars among rival factions of Christianity. Second, they had witnessed religious oppression in the colonies.

    Jefferson’s Virginia Statue for Religious Liberty, which many scholars consider a precursor to the First Amendment, guaranteed religious freedom for everyone, Christian and non-Christian. Attempts to limit its protections to Christians failed, and Jefferson rejoiced. Remember, Madison was inspired to fight for church-state separation and religious liberty because he had witnessed the jailing of dissenting ministers in Virginia. Madison and other founders wrote frequently about the dangers of governments adopting religion; they often worked alongside clergy who made similar arguments. John Leland, a Massachusetts pastor and powerful advocate for church-state separation, said it best: “The notion of a Christian commonwealth should be exploded forever.”

    In his famous “Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments” Madison observed, “Torrents of blood have been spilt in the old world, by vain attempts of the secular arm, to extinguish Religious discord, by proscribing all difference in Religious opinion.” In his Notes on Virginia Jefferson observed, “The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.”

    Alexander Hamilton, writing in “Federalist No. 69,” speaks bluntly to the religious duties of the U.S. president: There aren’t any. In this essay, Hamilton explains how the American president would differ from the English king, outlining several key differences between the two. He writes: “The one has no particle of spiritual jurisdiction; the other is the supreme head and governor of the national church!”

  31. Pro-life Catholic Cassy Fiano claims she opposes abortion on secular grounds, but writes on Live Action: “I despise hearing abortion advocates screech about the elusive separation of church and state (which doesn’t actually exist), using it as an argument for why abortion should be legal.”

    Church-state separation is not a myth (see below). A secular society is laissez-faire toward all belief AND disbelief, which protects religious minorities, atheists, agnostics, etc. This country (the United States) wasn’t founded by Christians.

    (If you expect those outside of your faith to be bound by secular arguments on to protect the unborn, will you likewise be bound by secular arguments to protect animals? Or will you cry “MOVE”! as if we were discussing some lifeless, soulless thing, devoid of religious inspiration? And when pro-lifers are shown the long history of animal advocacy within Christianity, will they say, “Animal rights are a Christian cause! Like civil rights and/or protection of unborn children. This is a cause we Christians must support!” ?)

    A Roman Catholic priest, Reverend David K. O’Rourke, said, “Every religious group in the United States is a minority group. Some may be unhappy with this status and wish they had official standing. I am not unhappy with it. The Catholic Church, the largest of these minorities, has prospered greatly in this country where we separate church and state.”

    According to journalist Rob Boston of Americans United for Separation of Church and State: “We have a vibrant, multifaith religious society that, with the exception of a few fundamentalist Muslim states, is admired all over the globe.

    “We have a degree of interfaith harmony unmatched in the world. Our government is legally secular, but our culture accommodates and welcomes a variety of religious voices. New faiths take root here without fear…

    “Americans remain greatly interested in religion and things spiritual—unlike their counterparts in Western Europe, where religion is often state subsidized but of little interest to most people….

    “Children are no longer forced to pray in school or read from religious texts against their will, yet they are free to engage in truly voluntary religious worship whenever they feel the need. The important task of imparting religious and philosophical training to youngsters is left where it always belonged—with each child’s parents or guardians…

    “Some European nations have passed so-called anticult laws aimed at curbing the rights of unpopular new religions. Such laws would not be acceptable in the United States or permitted under the First Amendment.

    “In a multifaith society such as the United States,” observes Boston, “a type of religious marketplace does exist. Religious groups that aggressively seek converts, such as the Mormons and the Jehovah’s Witnesses, are well aware that people in the United States are able and even willing to change their religious beliefs. To these groups, it’s well worth it to enter the marketplace and advertise their goods. Lots of people might buy them…

    “Because the U.S. government is secular, religious groups are left to contend for members based solely on their own initiative. They create a free marketplace of religion that spurs competition and a vigorous religious life. This explains why the United States, which maintains church-state separation, retains a high degree of religiosity among its people.

    “The more sophisticated and perceptive believers realize that the separation principle is a boon to their faith,” notes Boston. “They see danger in any attempt by government to decide which religion is true and which is false.

    “They know that a faith that is in favor with the government today can be out of favor tomorrow. These believers are thankful for the free marketplace of religion and the secular state that makes it possible. They understand that the way to get new members is through persuasion, not government aid.”

    In 1787 when the framers excluded all mention of God from the Constitution, they were widely denounced as immoral and the document was denounced as godless, which is precisely what it is. Opponents of the Constitution challenged ratifying conventions in nearly every state, calling attention to Article VI, Section 3:

    “No religious test shall be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”

    An anti-federalist in North Carolina wrote: “The exclusion of religious tests is by many thought dangerous and impolitic. Pagans, Deists and Mohammedans might obtain office among us.”

    Amos Singletary of Massachussetts, one of the most outspoken critics of the Constitution, said that he “hoped to see Christians (in power), yet by the Constitution, a papist or an infidel was as eligible as they.”

    Luther Martin, a Maryland delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 wrote that “there were some members so unfashionable as to think that a belief in the existence of a Deity, and of a state of future rewards and punishments would be some security for the good conduct of our rulers, and that in a Christian country, it would be at least decent to hold out some distinction between the professors of Christianity and downright infidelity or paganism.”

    Martin’s report shows that a “Christian nation” faction had its say during the convention, and that its views were consciously rejected.

    The United States Constitution is a completely secular political document. It begins “We the people,” and contains no mention of “God,” “Jesus,” or “Christianity.” Its only references to religion are exclusionary, such as the “no religious test” clause (Article VI), and “Congress shall make no laws respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” (First Amendment)

    The presidential oath of office, the only oath detailed in the Constitution, does not contain the phrase “so help me God” or any requirement to swear on a Bible (Article II, Section 1).

    The words “under God” did not appear in the Pledge of Allegiance until 1954, when Congress, under McCarthyism, inserted them.

    Similarly, “In God we Trust” was absent from paper currency before 1956, though it did appear on some coins beginning in 1864.

    The original U.S. motto, written by John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson, is “E Pluribus Unum” (“Of Many, One”) celebrating plurality and diversity.

    In 1797, America made a treaty with Tripoli, declaring that “the government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.” This reassurance to Islam was written under Washington’s presidency and approved by the Senate under John Adams.

    We are not governed by the Declaration of Independence. Its purpose was to “dissolve the political bonds,” not to set up a religious nation. Its authority was based upon the idea that “governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,” which is contrary to the biblical concept of rule by divine authority.

    The Declaration deals with laws, taxation, representation, war, immigration, etc., and doesn’t discuss religion at all. The references to “Nature’s God,” “Creator,” and “Divine Providence” in the Declaration do not endorse Christianity. Its author, Thomas Jefferson, was a Deist, opposed to Christianity and the supernatural.

    “Of all the systems of morality, ancient or modern, which have come under my observation, none appear to me so pure as that of Jesus,” wrote Thomas Jefferson. However, Jefferson admitted, “In the New Testament there is internal evidence that parts of it have proceeded from an extraordinary man and that other parts are the fabric of very inferior minds…”

    It was Thomas Jefferson who established the separation of church and state. Jefferson was deeply suspicious of religion and of clergy wielding political power.

    Jefferson helped create the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786, incurring the wrath of Christians by his fervent defense of toleration of atheists:

    “The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts as are only injurious to others. But it does no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.”

    Jefferson advocated a “wall of separation” between church and state not to protect the church from government intrusion, but to preserve the freedom of the people:

    “I consider the doctrines of Jesus as delivered by himself to contain the outlines of the sublimest morality that has ever been taught;” he observed, “but I hold in the most profound detestation and execration the corruptions of it which have been invested by priestcraft and established by kingcraft, constituting a conspiracy of church and state against the civil and religious liberties of mankind.”

    Jefferson and the founding fathers were products of the Age of Enlightenment. Their world view was based upon Deism, secularism, and rationalism.

    “The priests of the different religious sects dread the advance of science as witches do the approach of daylight,” wrote Jefferson. “The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as his Father, in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter…we may hope that the dawn of reason and freedom of thought in these United States will do away all this…”

    As late as 1820, Jefferson was convinced everyone in the United States would die a Unitarian. Jefferson, Madison and Paine’s writings indicate that America was never intended to be a Christian theocracy. “I have sworn upon the altar of God,” wrote Jefferson, “eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”

    In his 1802 letter to the Danbury Baptists, Jefferson wrote:

    “Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between Church & State.”

    Similarly, in an 1824 letter to John Cartwright, Jefferson expressed anger at judges who had based rulings on their belief that Christianity is part of the common law. Cartwright had written a book critical of these judges, and Jefferson was glad to see it. Observed Jefferson:

    “The proof of the contrary, which you have produced, is controvertible; to wit, that the common law existed while the Anglo-Saxons were yet pagans, at a time when they had never yet heard the name of Christ pronounced, or knew that such a character had ever existed.”

    Jefferson challenged “the best-read lawyer to produce another script of authority for this judicial forgery” and concluded, “What a conspiracy this, between Church and State!”

    As president, Jefferson put his “wall of separation” theory into practice. He refused to issue proclamations calling for days of prayer and fasting, insisting that they violate the First Amendment. As early as 1779, Jefferson proposed a bill before the Virginia legislature that would have established a series of elementary schools to teach the basics—reading, writing, and arithmetic.

    Jefferson even suggested that “no religious reading, instruction, or exercise shall be prescribed or practiced, inconsistent with the tenets of any religious sect or denomination.” Jefferson did not regard public schools as the proper agent to form children’s religious views.

    As president, James Madison also put his separationist philosophy into action. He vetoed two bills he believed would violate church-state separation. The first was an act incorporating the Episcopal Church in the District of Columbia that gave the church the authority to care for the poor. The second was a proposed land grant to a Baptist church in Mississippi.

    Had Madison, the father of the Constitution, believed that all the First Amendment was intended to do was bar setting up a state church, he would have approved these bills. Instead, he vetoed both, and in his veto messages to Congress explicitly stated that he was rejecting the bills because they violated the First Amendment.

    Later in his life, James Madison came out against state-paid chaplains, writing, “The establishment of the chaplainship to Congress is a palpable violation of equal rights, as well as of Constitutional principles.” He also concluded that his calling for days of prayer and fasting during his presidency had been unconstitutional.

    In an 1819 letter to Robert Walsh, Madison wrote, “the number, the industry and the morality of the priesthood, and the devotion of the people have been manifestly increased by the total separation of the church from the state.” In an undated essay called the “Detached Memoranda,” written in the early 1800s, Madison wrote, “Strongly guarded… is the separation between Religion and Government in the Constitution of the United States.”

    In 1833 Madison responded to a letter sent to him by Jasper Adams. Adams had written a pamphlet titled “The Relations of Christianity to Civil Government in the United States,” which tried to prove that the United States was founded as a Christian nation. Madison wrote back: “In the papal system, government and religion are in a manner consolidated, and that is found to be the worst of government.”

    Madison, like Jefferson, was confident that separation of church and state would protect both the institutions of government and religion. Late in his life, Madison wrote to a Lutheran minister about this, declaring, “A due distinction… between what is due to Caesar and what is due to God, best promotes the discharge of both obligations… A mutual independence is found most friendly to practical religion, to social harmony, and to political prosperity.”

    In the early part of the 19th century, a general understanding existed that the government should not promote religion, or favor one religion over another. In 1829, Senator Richard Johnson of Kentucky wrote:

    “It is not the legitimate province of the Legislature to determine what religion is true, or what is false. Our Government is a civil and not a religious institution. Our Constitution recognizes in every person the right to choose his own religion, and to enjoy it freely, without molestation. Whatever may be the religious sentiments of citizens, and however variant, they are alike entitled to protection from the Government, so long as they do not invade the rights of others…

    “Among all the religious persecutions with which almost every page of modern history is stained, no victim ever suffered but for violation of what Government denominated the law of God. To prevent a similar train of evils in this country, the Constitution has wisely withheld from our Government the power of defining the divine law.”

    • Barbara Moody: You really made me laugh! I think( now don’t quote me because I didn’t want to devote that much time in reading it either ) he’s trying to state, they have a right to remove” so help me God” when being sworn in . Just another way the democrats are trying to remove God and his followers from this nation of ours…..Which isn’t funny.

    • Barbara, to put it succinctly: the United States Constitution is a completely secular political document. It begins “We the people,” and contains no mention of “God,” “Jesus,” or “Christianity.” Its only references to religion are exclusionary, such as the “no religious test” clause (Article VI), and “Congress shall make no laws respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” (First Amendment)

      The presidential oath of office, the only oath detailed in the Constitution, does not contain the phrase “so help me God” or any requirement to swear on a Bible (Article II, Section 1).

      The words “under God” did not appear in the Pledge of Allegiance until 1954, when Congress, under McCarthyism, inserted them.

      Similarly, “In God we Trust” was absent from paper currency before 1956, though it did appear on some coins beginning in 1864.

      The original U.S. motto, written by John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson, is “E Pluribus Unum” (“Of Many, One”) celebrating plurality and diversity.

      In 1797, America made a treaty with Tripoli, declaring that “the government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.” This reassurance to Islam was written under Washington’s presidency and approved by the Senate under John Adams.

      We are not governed by the Declaration of Independence. Its purpose was to “dissolve the political bonds,” not to set up a religious nation. Its authority was based upon the idea that “governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,” which is contrary to the biblical concept of rule by divine authority.

      The Declaration deals with laws, taxation, representation, war, immigration, etc., and doesn’t discuss religion at all. The references to “Nature’s God,” “Creator,” and “Divine Providence” in the Declaration do not endorse Christianity. Its author, Thomas Jefferson, was a Deist, opposed to Christianity and the supernatural.

      There is no requirement in the Constitution to swear upon a Bible, NOR say “so help me God.” Democrats are not removing God, rather, Christians are pushing their religion on others where it doesn’t belong.

  32. Basically it says what Nadler said, “We don’t have religious tests.” And that’s what the Constitution says, too.

  33. THIS Type of Hate,wherever its aimed, and several groups & individuals come to mind these days, has a single source who has too many people on his marionette strings, doing his ways. Satan. Thats why people NEED to be reborn.

  34. Jesus said ‘you shall no murder’. The Democrats made murder legal by Roe Vs Wade. The nation is now guilty before God for the murder of over 60 million innocent babies.
    God said he abhored homosexuality and destroyed two cities and their populations because the practiced
    it. The Democrats has made homosexuality legal in all it’s various varities.
    That, in my book, makes the Dem Party Satanic in their thought and actions.
    The Islamic nations murder Christians and Jews at every opportunity but the Dems seem to embrace them. They have a few in Congress who express beliefs opposite to the laws of the USA and Christian and Jews – but the party never repramands or correct them..another indicitcation that they agree.
    That’s MyNickelsWorth

    • If you call abortions murder, then you need to call your god a murderer for all the abortions is made (aka miscarriages). You also need to call your god a murderer for putting a recipe for an abortion in the bible. Or how about his order of all children and pregnant women, including having their stomachs sliced open.

      Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed because of their pride, gluttony, and laziness, while the poor and needy suffered. Ezekiel 16:49

      What laws of the US are the few in Congress against?

  35. Hate for God???? Well, no love lost here for a the filthy, lying, hypocritical Demorats!! Politicians as a whole fit into that description…I wouldn’t give them air if they were trapped in a jug!

  36. Lest we forget, the Democratic Party at their 2012 convention removed God from their platform. When there was a public outcry, they reversed themselves, but did so kicking and screaming. This is a godless bunch of depraved misfits, so cut them some slack for not knowing what they do.

    • To put it succinctly: the United States Constitution is a completely secular political document. It begins “We the people,” and contains no mention of “God,” “Jesus,” or “Christianity.” Its only references to religion are exclusionary, such as the “no religious test” clause (Article VI), and “Congress shall make no laws respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” (First Amendment)

      The presidential oath of office, the only oath detailed in the Constitution, does not contain the phrase “so help me God” or any requirement to swear on a Bible (Article II, Section 1).

      The words “under God” did not appear in the Pledge of Allegiance until 1954, when Congress, under McCarthyism, inserted them.

      Similarly, “In God we Trust” was absent from paper currency before 1956, though it did appear on some coins beginning in 1864.

      The original U.S. motto, written by John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson, is “E Pluribus Unum” (“Of Many, One”) celebrating plurality and diversity.

      In 1797, America made a treaty with Tripoli, declaring that “the government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.” This reassurance to Islam was written under Washington’s presidency and approved by the Senate under John Adams.

      We are not governed by the Declaration of Independence. Its purpose was to “dissolve the political bonds,” not to set up a religious nation. Its authority was based upon the idea that “governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,” which is contrary to the biblical concept of rule by divine authority.

      The Declaration deals with laws, taxation, representation, war, immigration, etc., and doesn’t discuss religion at all. The references to “Nature’s God,” “Creator,” and “Divine Providence” in the Declaration do not endorse Christianity. Its author, Thomas Jefferson, was a Deist, opposed to Christianity and the supernatural.

      There is no requirement in the Constitution to swear upon a Bible, NOR say “so help me God.” Democrats are not removing God, rather, Christians are pushing their religion on others where it doesn’t belong.

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