McCain: America is a Christian Nation

Is this video, McCain is desperately and pathetically pandering to the extreme right-wing evangelicals by putting forth the same old, and debunked (and here and here and here), talking points that “America is a Christian Nation”, the “Constitution establishes America as a Christian Nation”, etc., etc.,

How come the words “Christ” or “Jesus” or “Christianity” do not appear anywhere in the Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, or the rest of Constitution?

Answer:

The U.S. Constitution is a secular document. It begins, “We the people,” and contains no mention of “God” or “Christianity.” Its only references to religion are exclusionary, such as, “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust” (Art. VI), and “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” (First Amendment). The presidential oath of office, the only oath detailed in the Constitution, does not contain the phrase “so help me God” or any requirement to swear on a bible (Art. II, Sec. 1, Clause 8). If we are a Christian nation, why doesn’t our Constitution say so?

In 1797 America made a treaty with Tripoli, declaring that “the government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.” This reassurance to Islam was written under Washington’s presidency, and approved by the Senate under John Adams.

Read on…..

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