Essay on Christian Nation

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Paul Bohan

Section 30

Essay 3

First Draft

3/18/2011

Free Nation

Since the first amendment of the United States Constitution was written there has been controversy over the meaning of “ congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercises thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Many people believe that the first amendment clearly states that there is a separation between the church and state, however that language is not included in the first amendment; rather Thomas Jefferson described the separation in a personal letter to church leaders
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Also in 1989 Ralph Reed became the day to day leader of their operations, in the 1992 and 1996 presidential elections the coalition produced “non partisan” voter guides.They distributed over 40 million to Christian churches, this was a strong sign that the Christians were trying to have strong influence in politics. A core belief of Reverend Robertson is that the United States is a Christian country. He believes that the changes within society such premarital sex, homosexuality, scientific research methods, and divorce are damaging our nation. He believes that Christians need to be more involved in our communities to have an influence on rolling back these negative changes. In keeping with the liberal interpretation of the first amendment to the Bill of Rights, there should be a separation between church and state. As Robertson states, the America that we all support, and the one conceived by our forefathers, is one “with respect for the individual liberty of each citizen and tolerance for individual differences.” However the America he describes is far from the the land of tolerance and respect. He urges people of Judeo-Christian faiths to band together to monopolize political offices in order to force their religious values upon the United States of America. Robertson even directs Christians to compromise their principles in order to “win offices.” Issues that the Christian

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