Whenever the subject of religion and our Constitution is brought up, it never ceases to amaze me how ridiculous many of these evangelical Christians can get. Even though our First Amendment clearly states that our government cannot base laws on religion, and our Constitution lacks even a single mention of Christianity, millions of Americans still believe that this nation was founded on Christianity.
Let’s look at this logically, shall we?
Imagine for a moment that some of these super-religious Republicans such as Sen. Ted Cruz or Mike Huckabee were tasked with writing the Constitution. Who thinks that these people would have written our original Constitution without a single mention of Jesus Christ, God, the Bible or anything at all related to Christianity? There’s no way that happens. In fact, religious references wouldn’t just be included, they would be heavily featured.
It’s like I’ve said before, the lack of any mention of Christianity in our Constitution wasn’t an accident – it was by design.
Well, newly minted Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is apparently quite bothered with the fact that more and more Americans continue to embrace our Constitution rather than the theocracy individuals like him want to create.
“This country remains a country, I believe, grounded in values, grounded in faith, but far too many Christians have ceded the public arena to people who aren’t believers,” Cruz said.
A separation of church and state is one of the pillars of what has made this country great. Just because someone supports keeping the two separate doesn’t make them anti-Christian. Hell, I’m a Christian and I’m a huge advocate for keeping religion completely out of government.
“We’re to be watchmen on the wall, and I believe that there are pastors, there are leaders in the faith community all across this country who were placed in the positions of leadership that they are in today just like Esther [figure from the Bible], for such a time as this,” he said. “That is my hope, that we will energize and mobilize courageous conservatives all over this country to pull this country back.”
In other words, he’s upset that the majority of Americans support the fact that our Constitution clearly establishes how our laws are not to be based on religion, and he’s hoping that he can energize more Americans to support his unconstitutional push to base our laws on his version of Christianity.
That’s really what this all boils down to; it’s Americans who support the Constitutionally supported separation of church and state having to put up with those who want to turn the United States into a theocracy, ruled by evangelical interpretations of Christianity.
But I always go back to the question I ask every single person who shares Cruz’s beliefs: Can you show me a single reference to Christianity, Jesus Christ, God or the Bible in our Constitution?
Obviously it’s a rhetorical question and I already know the answer: There’s not a single reference to any of them – the Founding Fathers left them out of our Constitution by design.
Watch his comments below via CBN:
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