Obama Says, 'America is Not a Christian Nation'
August 5, 2009
WASHINGTON, (christiansunite.com) -- President Obama has repeatedly declared that America is NOT a Christian nation. He said it while he was a U.S. Senator, a Presidential Candidate and now he has said it as President.
In Turkey this year, President Obama said, Americans "do not consider ourselves a Christian Nation." When he made this declaration President Obama became the first and only of our Presidents to ever make such a brash statement.
Don Swarthout, President of Christians Reviving America's Values said, "When I actually heard our very own President saying the United States is NOT a Christian nation, I couldn't believe my ears. His statement is just not true and is a total fabrication on President Obama's part."
According to Swarthout to get the truth just watch Historian David Barton on television. Barton has dozens of documents which tell the truth about our Founding Fathers and their very strong belief in Christianity. Barton makes it clear that our Founding Fathers knew the value of Christianity and they knew Christianity is equal to good government.
One of our current Congressmen said in May, "The overwhelming evidence suggests this nation was birthed with Judeo-Christian principles. I would challenge anybody to tell me that point in time when we ceased to be so (a Christian Nation), because (that time) it doesn't exist."
A columnist, Wayne Barrett said, "But what is inescapable in what he (President Obama) keeps saying is the emphasis that the United States is not Christian. One would be hard pressed to describe exactly how Islam, Hinduism or Buddhism have helped shape America and its laws and culture."
There are hundreds of examples which support those who say America is a Christian Nation. Including the words of an 1892 decision by our Supreme Court in which they declared the United States is a Christian Nation.
Swarthout said, "Tell me, where were the Hindus, Buddhist, Muslims, and Atheists when the Declaration of Independence and Constitution of America were written? Then tell me how you can say America is NOT a Christian nation?"
Swarthout concluded, "The real question here is not one of politics. It does not matter whether you are a Democrat or a Republican. Either our nation was founded by good people or it was founded by bad people. I believe our nation was founded by good people and that we must study their way of thinking about what our Constitution means. We must also learn from our true history and return to our Founders Christian beliefs."