WHY SHOULD GOD BLESS AMERICA?
By Al Duncan
February 11, 2011
During President Barrack Obama’s April 2009 visit to Turkey’s Cankaya Palace, he was asked if America was a Christian nation. His reply was: “America’s a predominantly Christian nation” but “we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation.”
Most Americans still believe that the U.S. was founded as a Christian nation, while others believe it was founded as a secular nation. According to a number of 2008 polls, an overwhelming majority, approximately 76 percent of Americans called themselves Christian.
Tim LaHaye researched the religious beliefs of the fifty-five men who wrote and signed the U.S. Constitution; fifty-three were orthodox members of one of the established Christian Churches.
Since fifty-three of the fifty-five Founding Fathers who drafted the U.S. Constitution were members of various Christian denominations the First Congress enacted the First Amendment to prevent Congress from passing a law that would favor one Christian denomination over another: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…;”