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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Affirming America's Spiritual Heritage




U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes (R.-Va) has introduced a resolution designating the first week of May as “America’s Spiritual Heritage Week.” The resolution affirms the Judeo-Christian character of the United States, contrary to Barack Obama's claim that we are no longer a Christian nation, and details examples of America being considered a Judeo-Christian nation. See CNS News article at http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=49484

More on the topic of America’s Christian heritage is detailed in Gary DeMar’s ebook Historical Revisionism: An Attempt to Rewrite America’s Christian History, offered at americanvision.org.

In these sources and numerous other places, the left’s attempt to make “separation of church and state” mean that no one can talk about God in a government setting, such as public schools, etc., and to present the Founding Fathers as not attempting to encourage Christianity, is convincingly debunked.

For example, in a 2005 case cited by DeMar, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals said that while “the ACLU makes repeated reference to ‘the separation of church and state,’ [t]his extra-constitutional construct has grown tiresome,” rejecting that claim (page 17). In the ebook, many examples of early Christian influence in America, and official recognition of our Judeo-Christian heritage through the years are given.

I, and just about everyone who recognizes that America is historically a nation of Judeo-Christian heritage, advocate freedom of religion. The First Amendment does not say what citizens can’t do, but what Congress can’t do. Our Founding Documents state that our rights come from our Creator. All evidence indicates the historical belief that our Creator is the God of the Bible and no other.

(More on this the week of June 22)

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