Debunking The Progressive Lies - America Is Not A Christian Nation

All people are welcome, if they are willing to abide by the culture and values that characterize America. There are many, many references that indisputably show the great influence that Christianity exerted over the thoughts of a majority of the Founding Fathers.

The freedom and deep respect for the dignity of individuals that characterizes the US Constitution, especially the Bill of Rights, derives from powerful Christian influences. Here are a small number of them:

George Washington - 1st U.S. President 
"While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian." -- The Writings of Washington, pp. 342-343.

John Adams - 2nd U.S. President and Signer of the Declaration of Independence 
"The general principles, on which the Fathers achieved independence, were the only Principles in which that beautiful Assembly of young Gentlemen could Unite, and these Principles only could be intended by them in their address, or by me in my answer. And what were these general Principles? I answer, the general Principles of Christianity, in which all these Sects were United: And the general Principles of English and American Liberty, in which all those young Men United, and which had United all Parties in America, in Majorities sufficient to assert and maintain her Independence."

"Now I will avow, that I then believe, and now believe, that those general Principles of Christianity, are as eternal and immutable, as the Existence and Attributes of God; and that those Principles of Liberty, are as unalterable as human Nature and our terrestrial, mundane System."
-- Adams wrote this on June 28, 1813, excerpt from a letter to Thomas Jefferson.

Thomas Jefferson - 3rd U.S. President, Drafter and Signer of the Declaration of Independence 
"God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have resolved their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever; That a revolution of the wheel of fortune, a change of situation, is among possible events; that it may become probable by Supernatural influence! The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in that event."
-- Notes on the State of Virginia, Query XVIII, p. 237.

"I am a real Christian – that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus Christ."
-- The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, p. 385.

John Hancock - 1st Signer of the Declaration of Independence  
"Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual. ... Continue steadfast and, with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man ought to take from us."
-- History of the United States of America, Vol. II, p. 229.
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