That’s right.  John McCain makes a comment that he’d prefer the next president to be a Christian and another statement that he believes that the US Constitution establishes a Christian nation.  Now as a result all manner of people are upset about it.  First off, let’s look at what he said:

“I just have to say in all candor that since this nation was founded primarily on Christian principles, personally, I prefer someone who has a grounding in my faith,” the GOP presidential hopeful told the Web site in an interview published Saturday.

Now tell me, What’s so all fired wrong with that?  Is it any different from an atheist saying he’d prefer that the next president didn’t believe in God or a Muslim saying that he hopes the next president is Islamic?  That’s just a matter of opinion.

Then there’s the part about the US being a Christian Nation.

McCain also said he agreed with a recent poll that 55 percent of Americans believe the U.S. Constitution establishes a Christian nation. “I would probably have to say yes, that the Constitution established the United States of America as a Christian nation,” he said.

In this I’ll say that both McCain and the 55 percent of Americans who believe that this is a Christian nation are correct.  The words of the Founding Fathers are sufficient evidence of this:

It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great Nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For that reason alone, people of other faiths have been afforded freedom of worship here. – Patrick Henry, 1776

The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: “It connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity. – President Adams, July 4, 1821

We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all of our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self government; upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God. – James Madison, June 20, 1785

And finally I’ll quote from the Mayflower Compact Written in 1620

In the name of God, Amen, We whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread sovereign lord King James, by the grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, king, defender of the faith, etc., having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith and the honor of our king and country, a Voyage to plant the first colony in the northern Parts of Virginia; do by the presents, solemnly and mutually in the presence of God and one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politick, for our better ordering and preservation and Furtherance of other Ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof do enact, constitute and frame such just and equal laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most [suitable] and convenient for the general good of the colony; unto which we promise all due submission and obedience.

There’s a lot more in support of The United States as a Christian Nation, All you have to do is look for it.

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