Skip to comments.GOP's `Christian nation'(party platform)
Posted on 07/12/2004 5:10:45 PM PDT by takeEdited on 07/12/2004 5:13:16 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
GOP's `Christian nation' AFTER A SHORT respite from the fight over the Pledge of Allegiance, the Republican Party has once again thrown itself into the fray over issues of church and state. This time it's the Republican Party of Texas, President Bush's home state, which has approved a plank in its platform affirming that
"the United States of America is a Christian nation."
The plank, which also pooh-poohs "the myth of the separation of church and state," has elicited protests from Jewish groups. So far, however, it has not been rejected by the national Republican Party. This is in contrast to a similar flap in 1992: A statement by then-Mississippi Governor Kirk Fordice at a Republican governors' convention that
"the United States is a Christian nation"
was met with rebukes from leading Republicans, and Fordice eventually had to apologize. True, the Texas Republican Party's plank also includes the "Judeo-Christian" formula that the national Republican leadership defended in 1992 ("our nation was founded on fundamental Judeo-Christian principles based on the Holy Bible").
(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...
I object as much as anyone else to the Democrats' anti-religious and anti-Christian bigotry, but this plank is just stupid.
Couldn't agree more.
Almost like they're ASKING the Dims to pile on.
I pray that it will be someday.
It's about time the Republican Party starts to distinguish itself from the Democrats and acknowledge America as a Christian Nation.
For the sake of argument..could, IYO..the platform say the "US is a god-fearing nation" or "a religious nmation"..you'd have the same objectors...I say..in for an ounce, in for a pound..might as well stand for your convictions..
YEAH....anyone read the DEM's Party Platform?.....it must be the EVIL NATION.....
Sadly, If "America is a Constitutional Republic" was considered at all, it was probably rejected because it isn't something people can relate to.
This will please exactly one constituency: evangelical Christians who believe that the Republican party should promote Christian values. It will only serve to intensify criticism that there is no room for non-Christians in the GOP.
It is getting to the point in this country where Christians are not so much interested in their neighbors coming to Christ as they are their neighbors acting like Christians. The church has prospered amidst paganism and Communist oppression, but some seem to feel that unless we chisel the word "God" into every public building, the gates of Hell may finally prevail.
Except the Texas GOP Platform refers only to "Christians," not to "Judeo-Christian." And what exactly do they mean by "Christians?" I've heard people from that area of the Country claim that Catholics aren't Christians.
I agree absolutely. This plank is completely pointless (so, if the party is elected, then what do they plan to do about this?) and just amounts to trolling moderates.
I've read two on three articles on the platform and this is the first I've learned that the platform actually does refer to "Judeo-Christian priciples." You wouldn't know that from some of the main stream media reports. Thanks for straightening me out.
This a a good article that explains the difference. What does 'Judeo-Christian' mean?
Good read, thanks.
As one who lives in Tx I agree. Founded on religious priciples, whatever, but why state it so narrowly? Grrrr
The last sentence in that article is a stunner.