UPDATED: The widely-held, yet absurd notion that the United States of America was never a Christian nation can only be believed if you are (a) ignorant of history, (b) if you are too stupid or too lazy to look, and/or (c) if you’re just an evil jackass. But don’t take my word for it. Let’s look directly to the United States Supreme Court Records.
And Mr. Athiest, stick this in your pipe and smoke it…
Vidal v. Girard’s Executors (1844): The Court produced a ruling which said, “Christianity is not to be maliciously and openly reviled and blasphemed against, to the annoyance of believers or the injury of the public.” The Court’s decision asked the question, “Where can the purest principles of morality be learned so clearly or so perfectly as from the New Testament?”
Holy Trinity v. United States (1892): The Supreme Court cited document after document from American history and concluded, “There is no dissonance in these declarations. There is a universal language pervading them all, having one meaning; they affirm and reaffirm that this is a religious nation.” The ruling states bluntly, “This is a Christian nation.”
United States v. Macintosh (1931): The Supreme Court declared, “We are a Christian people…according to one another the equal right of religious freedom, and acknowledging with the reverence the duty of obedience to God.”
It was not until 1947 in Everson v. Board of Education, the United States Supreme Court for the first time in history, ruled against Christianity, erecting an imaginary “wall of separation” between church and state. Supreme Court Justice, former member of the Ku Klux Klan and all around Godless Jackass Hugo Black, author of the decision, stated, “We could not approve the slightest breach” of that separation. This astonishingly arrogant 1947 Supreme Court overturned not one Supreme Court ruling, but a minimum of THREE previous rulings…and at least one of which was a UNANIMOUS DECISION (1844).
And the attack on America’s Christian heritage was under way….
Why do you think our Founding Fathers placed ‘freedom of religion’ in the First Amendment?
Judge for yourself…where’s the wall?
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
“Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.” ~Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859)
EXIT QUESTION: Why did no one use this ‘wall argument’ until 1947?
UPDATE (almost immediate)
HITTING A NERVE: The militant Anti-God people are submitting ‘comments’ that are longer than this article itself. Despite the documented evidence, including the above referenced supreme court records, (and we didn’t even touch on the congress of 1782) these nasty secular lefties refuse to acknowledge history—because it doesn’t ‘mix well’ with their Godless agendas… insisting that the Separation of Church & state is the ‘bedrock’of America….and the most LAUGHABLE, is that Christians only bring up the KKK to make Supreme Court Justice Black ‘look bad’. What the heck?
There can be no doubt that Jefferson did INDEED describe the First Amendment as a wall… but Jefferson’s Wall was to protect Religion from ANY government interference….NOT vice versa. But we’ll cover that next time.
NOW To you ‘anti-God KKK defenders’—- If you think I am going to provide you with a stage to spew your dangerous nonsense, you are wrong about that too. Just because you’ve been louder—does not make you right. And some of us are sick of your crap…and we’re not taking it anymore. And I recommend you get out of my face. Go write your own blog.