President Bush draws his political and religious strength from leaders who believe in turning this country into Christendom. Read below what the leaders of Evangelical Christians said during the last two months in their public speeches.
Regardless of the political cost, we must make our voices loud and clear so that the future generations of Muslims and Americans may not point fingers at us that we didn't speak out when it mattered most. The type of statements that the leaders of Christian coalition have been making are not just now in front of an election cycle, but they have been saying this for long time.
Christian rights' agenda is not different from the agenda of Pope Urbana II who single handedly motivated the French and other European rulers to wage long crusades against Islam and Muslims to liberate holy lands and defeat the infidels.
The Texas Republican Party platform "affirms that the United States is a Christian nation" and refers to the "myth of the separation of church and state."
"We were here first. We are the keepers of what is right and what is wrong." Lou Sheldon, the founder of the "Traditional Values Coalition"
"What Christians have to do is to take back the country. I honestly believe that in my lifetime we will see a country once again governed by Christians and Christian values." Ralph Reed, the director of the Christian Coalition:
"I hope to see the day when as in the early days of our country, we won't have any public schools. The churches will have taken them over again and Christians will be running them. We must never allow our children to forget that this is a Christian nation. We must take back what is rightfully ours." Jerry Falwell:
"The Constitution of the United States is a marvelous document for self-government by Christian people. But the minute you turn the document into the hands of non-Christian people and atheist people, they can use it to destroy the very foundation of our society. And that's what's been happening. If Christian people work together, they can succeed in winning back control of the institutions that have been taken from them over the past 70 years. Pat Robertson:
However, there are Muslim groups who still believe they have to stay neutral at this crucial stage of our history. Can we remain neutral in this election?
2. The Texas Republican Party might be considered to be promoting some sort of sedition. Hey! If they want to be ruled by a theocracy why don't THEY move to the Middle East? That is what they seem to be telling those who disagree with them as well as some of those who don't.
3. Unless the Traditional Values Coalition is predominately an organization of American Indians, Lou Sheldon seems to be mistaken about who was here first, unless he was perhaps quoted out of context. Also, an occasional "hopefully" might seem appropriate, especially when asserting he and his followers are the keepers of right.
4. Christians need to take the country back from whom, Ralph Reed? From a predominately Christian majority who are less "Christian" than you and your associates perhaps? Would this be a call for some sort of Holy War?
5. How about this, Jerry Falwell? How about demanding that any "who believe" should not have to pay for educating others in beliefs to which they themselves are fundamentally opposed? Insufficiently exclusionary? Not enough passion?
6. To what "non-Christians" might you be referring, Pat Robertson? I wasn't aware of any Muslims gaining control of American institutions, and certainly not over the past 70 years. So, in addition to atheists, to whom might you be referring? Buddhists? Pagans? Wiccans? Who is left? Doubtless, they shall each be dealt with, all in good time. In the meantime, perhaps consider carefully what sort of governance you would argue should be imposed on others. Perhaps someday you might find that sort of governance imposed on you. Who knows?
7. After careful study I couldn't find any reason to vote against any Republican candidate on the ballot with which I was provided. I know that might seem sort of "tribal" but sometimes it seems important to keep the ambitions of the "liberal tribe" in check.
8. Ramadan Mubarak!
'If our country was based on Christianity, then how do you explain slavery in America?'.
I'm not sure where you live, but there is no slavery in the USA, so I'm not sure why it would need to be explained.
While I'm not in favour of the USA becoming a 'Great Christian Nation' to the exclusion of others, Christianity *was* used as a prime motivator to end slavery. 'All men are created equal in the eyes of God' was the logic behind ending slavery.
Your comment is as silly as saying 'if Saudi Arabia is Muslim, how do you explain Paganism?'. It's ancient history - get over it.
I don't beleive Christianity condones slavery, do you? If our country was based on Christianity, then how do you explain slavery in America?
If America was based on Christianity, then how do you explain forceful expulsion and anihilation of natives from their lands?
istagfur Allah for my ignorance
The answer is not just YES, but we must remain neutral. The USA is a Christian nation no matter how they apply their religion. If one can not put self in other's nations shoose, he or she will be called arrogant. Imagine if seven million Christians immigrated to the Muslim world, and the Muslims decided to revive their religion, and imagine that those new Christian immigrants oppose the majority of the Muslims, do not you think that those Christians will be hated and deported?
The minority Muslims did not oppose the majority Christians when they were unreligious, and they should not do so when the majority decide to be religious. Muslems in the USA came to here to live, not to teach others how to live. Muslims in the USA must be good examples, not to tell any one how to be good. There are too many Muslim Americans who are more American than GWB, or JK.
If they want to make this usa or world a christian land , what about other religions and the people:Hindus, Buddhists, Jews and ofcourse Muslims as last as none of these belive JESUS as a saviour. Only Muslims believe in Jesus as a VIP:-
Jesus -a VIP(Very Important Prophet in Islam) with other important prophets(Adam,Abraham, Moses,Muhammad) as they always loved the people as they were and respected other religions.
Remember we all are the children of ADAM(peace be upon him) -why this hatred for our brother and sisters when we follow and pray to the same GOD(ALLAH -arabic word).
Let this be decided in judgement day who was right or wrong? Let's pray to GOD(ALLAH) and ask to show us righteous path and do not waste time. Aameen.
Our country was founded on Christiananity.
Our first appointed President was George Washington, A Great leader, and He believed we were a new Country founded on Christion belief,
a safe haven from religous tyranny. America in the beginning was total Christions.