most Americans don't understand American history

This “State of the First Amendment 2007” survey from the First Amendment Center chillingly shows the depths to which “Christian nation” propaganda has sunk Americans’ knowledge of our history:

Sixty-five percent of Americans believe that the nation's founders intended the U.S. to be a Christian nation and 55% believe that the Constitution establishes a Christian nation

Such dismal delusions prompted Charles Haynes to ask “What part of ‘secular nation’ do we not understand?” After noting the lack of any religion in the Constitution outside of the prohibition against religious tests for public office, Haynes concludes:

The United States is not now and never has been a Christian nation in any official or legal sense of the term. It is precisely because we live in a secular democracy with First Amendment protections that Christians — and people of all faiths — have more freedom to practice their religion here than anywhere else on Earth.


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