It’s obvious that church folk have long been guilty of over stating so called “facts” about the origin of our country. But you can’t let those people keep YOU from the truth.
Our founding fathers had no intention on dogmaticly creating a Christian only country. If this were the case we would have never been introduced to the first amendment that guarantees “freedom of religion.” They in fact never had a Christ only agenda. Have We turned our backs on God in the U.S.? Yep. But that has nothing to do with me and I’m certainly not going to use the ignorance of many people in our churches in regards to our so called “traditional roots” as a battering ram against The God in which I serve.
Here is indeed the true intentions that our founding fathers had in mind…
“Religious liberty is a right and must be protected; the national government should not create an established church, and states should have them only if they encourage and assist Christianity; and religion belongs in the public square. In short, while America did not have a Christian Founding in the sense of creating a theocracy, its Founding was deeply shaped by Christian moral truths. More important, it created a regime that was hospitable to Christians, but also to practitioners of other religions.” – Heritage Foundation
I don’t care what kind of can this opens up. I’m sick of sitting back and watching my God be ridiculed and questioned due to the ignorance of fake Christians who have hijacked the name of Christ by calling themselves one of God’s children.