The United States of America is not a Christian nation. 

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The United States of America is not a Christian nation. America is a country composed of people of many religions and of no religion. In the early colon… – Roland Hansen – Google+

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About Roland Louis Hansen

I have been: an organization development consultant; a college-level instructor of political science, psychology, and sociology; a public administrator; a social worker; an elected official; a political operative; a community activist; a union official; a shoe salesman and manager, a factory worker; a fast food restaurant employee; and, a custodian.
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One Response to The United States of America is not a Christian nation. 

  1. Dale Pertcheck says:

    Roland,
    I just LOVE your post.
    All religions deserve to be respected in America! And, as you alluded to in your extended comment, those who follow NO RELIGION also deserve to be respected. Unlike most other nations in the world, The United States has NO OFFICAL RELIGION, nor, IMHO, should it ever have one!
    For those who want to bring up the “Founding Fathers” and their intent when the wrote the U.S. Constitution, I would point out the following. One of the most revered of our Founding Fathers — one of only four men depicted on Mount Rushmore — Thomas Jefferson, was the first to refer to a “wall of separation” between religion and government. Here’s the word-for-word quote from a letter he wrote in 1802: “…I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, THUS BUILDING A WALL OF SEPARATION BETWEEN CHURCH AND STATE.” [Caps added]
    Personally, all of my grandparents emigrated from lands in Eastern Europe before World War I, which were then part of the Russian Empire. They came to America in the hope that they and their progeny would not have to face the religious persecution of Jews that was not only prevalent in Russia at that time, but was encouraged by the Czarist-Russian government.
    As anti-Semitic actions and threats multiply in America today, one has to wonder if the negative emanations from the current occupant of the White House have induced these types of malevolence. Misguided religious zealots, who blame those who are victims of discrimination for their non-conformity to the a more “acceptable” faith, seem to be emboldened by the pejorative messages issued by the current national administration.
    On Tuesday evening, January 31, I went to choir practice at the Jewish temple, Shomer Emunim. to which my wife and I belong. Tuesday is a quiet evening at our temple, but I saw a police car in the parking lot. When I went into the building, I was told that there was a bomb threat at the adjacent YMCA/Jewish Community Center Building earlier that day. Later, I found out that one of my cousins had to leave work to get his pre-school child from the daycare in that building because they had to evacuate. And, yes, this is an unusual occurrence. However, it is the third in a recent spate of such threats and actions against Jewish institutions around the nation.
    Coincident to the November election results? Sure!! Just a coincidence…right!!

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