Skip to comments.Sarah Palin's 'Christian Nation' Remarks Spark Debate
Posted on 04/20/2010 5:32:20 PM PDT by pissant
Is America a Christian nation?
Sarah Palin said on Friday that it's "mind-boggling" to suggest otherwise.
But two groups dedicated to the separation of church and state are now speaking out against her, arguing that she is misreading the founders' intent.
"It's incredibly hypocritical that Sarah Palin, who disapproves of government involvement in just about anything, now suddenly wants the government to help people be religious," Barry Lynn, the executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, told ABC News.
"It is wildly inconsistent with her views on limited government to get the government involved in matters of faith."
Lynn was reacting to remarks Palin gave last Friday in Louisville, Ky., one day after a federal judge in Wisconsin ruled that the National Day of Prayer, created in 1952 by Congress, violated the First Amendment.
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Darn tootin it is!
You gotta admit, Sarah Palin is the most influential woman in America. She just opens her mouth, and the demons howl.
Yes they do. Same with Bachmann. They hate these patriots.
There’s a debate concerning when this country was lost. Many believe it was lost when Society removed the Ten Commandments from the ‘public square’. We have no ‘moral code’.
We are a rudderless lot.
That means she’s gotta be doing something right.
It must really bother Obama that he’s in the White House ... and she controls the debate. Haha.
Hey Lynn, show me where Sarah Palin says the government should shove religion down the throats of anybody, or be “help people be religious”. Government can't help anyone be religious.
That doesn't mean this country is not a Christian country. The demographics tell us we are a Christian country, contrary to what the Kenyan Marxist keeps saying.
If Sarah Palin said honey is sticky, the liberals would throw a tantrum about it.
I must disagree. When one tallies the usury, sexual immorality, drunkenness, child abortion and neglect, divorce, covetousness, fraud, waste, blasphemy, idolatry, and various other sins sanctified by the majority of population and government, it becomes pretty obvious it is indeed not a Christian nation.
It’s awesome! She may ultimately play herself out of the race in 2012, but she may just save the republic.
Mere neutrality in matters of religion from this government would be a relief. Instead, the Dem/Communists are actively engaged in persecuting Judeo-Christian belief while embracing Islam and secular paganism. The Founders would faint dead away.
The guy is lower than Whale $HIT.
I wonder if Barry the fraud Linn, believes in Hell?
Either way, I wish he’d go to Hell immediately.
But if Mrs. Palin wants to call the Nation to repentance - to embrace its Christian heritage ... I salute her for that.
2 Chronicles 7:14
[And the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him]... "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land".
God is long suffering and patient, but we also should remember the other side of the coin,
The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God...
Of course we are. It is in all of our founding documents. Most Americans claim Christianity. To suggest otherwise if pure idiocy. (Obama)
There are people who insist the founders did not have a Christian nation in mind. Yet at the Tea Party rally in Washington, Michelle Bachmann mentioned how the Washington Monument is capped with the phrase, “Laus Deo” (Praise God) that faces Capitol Hill. Snopes.com goes out of its way to say that the monument was capped in 1888 and should not be interpreted to mean that the founding fathers were trying to established a Christian nation. 100 years later obviously Congress considered the nation to be Christian. So, one way or another America at one time was considered to be a Christian nation.
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The liberal interpretation depends upon a traditional, formal definition of religion, especially when it pertains to pray or the use of the Bible, versus a less substantial ideology such as Secular Humanism, as well as the presumption that the state can be almost absolutely separate from the former and its distinctive morality, and that the overall history of church/state relations for almost 150 years did not manifest the Founder’s interpretation of the First Amendment, but was in violation of it....
Jeffersons letter and the FBIs restoration work are among the items in an exhibit at the Library of Congress called, “Religion and the Founding of the American Republic.” The exhibit also notes that Jefferson began to attend worship services held at the House of Representatives two days after writing the letter, and that he permitted regular worship services to be held there, a practice that continued until after the Civil War, with preachers from every Protestant denomination appearing there. The Library of Congress exhibit records that
As early as January 1806 a female evangelist, Dorothy Ripley, delivered a camp meeting-style exhortation in the House to Jefferson, Vice President Aaron Burr, and a “crowded audience.”...In attending church services on public property, Jefferson and Madison consciously and deliberately were offering symbolic support to religion as a prop for republican government. 
If the GOP puts up a soft Republican to run in 2012 they will play themselves out of the race because we aren’t going to have another McCain status quo election. If we are going to fight we should be able to fight for someone who will stand up and speak the truth and take the heat because I’m done fighting for those who will not fight for themselves.
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