Religion

Christian Nationalism

Very scary story on Yahoo news about Christian Nationalism. This quote is from the Family Research Council.

“While it is true that the United States of America was founded on the sacred principle of religious freedom for all, that liberty was never intended to exalt other religions to the level that Christianity holds in our country’s heritage…Our founders expected that Christianity — and no other religion — would receive support from the government as long as that support did not violate peoples’ consciences and their right to worship. They would have found utterly incredible the idea that all religions, including paganism, be treated with equal deference.”

So what exactly do they think “freedom” is? Are they advocating levels of freedom? A Christian would be more free than a Buddhist who would be more free than the lowly pagan? Where are they getting the backing for the statement that no other religion was expected to receive government support?

Thanks to The WildHunt Blog for the tip.

3 Comments

  • Jessica

    Actually, many of the founding fathers were scared of Christianity being at all involved in politics and weren’t Christian themselves.

    http://monotheism.us/

    Too bad people only listen to what they want to. If you try to tell a fundamentalist Christian this, they won’t even hear you.

  • Jessica

    Actually, many of the founding fathers were scared of Christianity being at all involved in politics and weren’t Christian themselves.

    http://monotheism.us/

    Too bad people only listen to what they want to. If you try to tell a fundamentalist Christian this, they won’t even hear you.

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