People actually think they wanted a Christian Nation?
If the founding fathers wanted America to be a Christian nation they would have created a theocracy and probably wouldn't have bothered writing a constitution.
the Founders stated in plain english that they wanted God's influence in our government.
And you can find written text of them stating they prefer the security of separating church and state.
But should we call it a Christian Nation?
The majority of Americans(63%) are either overweight or obese. But that doesn't mean we should also call America a Fat Nation.
Or should we?....
When America was founded it was mostly Native American.
The Supreme Court in Vidal v. Girard's Executors 1844
Girard's will left money to establish a school with the stipulation that no religious influence be allowed. The Court said:
"The plan of education proposed is antichristian, and therefore repugnant to the law..."
Later in the unanimous ruling they call America a Christian Country.
In the 1892 Supreme Court case Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States the court found that:
"No purpose of action against religion can be imputed to any legislation, state or national, because this is a religious people. This is historically true." (speaking of our Nation)
Several paragraphs later America is called a "Christian Nation".
The constitution even confirms this.
1. The date IS part of the legal document and it says "In the year of our Lord"
2. Oaths are required. The founders in their writings said oaths are a sacred act of worship.
3. T Constitution recognizes the Christian day of worship, Sunday. January 19, 1853 The Senate Judiciary Committee states "The recognition of the Christian Sabbath is complete and perfect." They discuss how the government does not work on this day because it is the Christian Sabbath.
Our Treaties with other countries confirm this. If you use the whole sentence in Article 11 of the Treaty of Tripoli it is confirmed and puts the part people like to use into context. "As the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion,-as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Musselmen,-and as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mehomitan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries."
Most people want to use just the first few words. It defeats their purpose to use the whole article.
I could fill a book with religious acts the Government of the U.S. has enacted. Because it is not UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
Calling America a Christian Nation in no way violates the First Amendment. No religion has been established as the National Religion. You can be what ever religion you want to be.