Activist Says America's Founding Fathers Intended a Christian Nation
Naming the name of Jesus is very important for people to know which Lord America's founding fathers referred to.
by Allie Martin
(AgapePress) A Christian pastor and activist says America's founding fathers clearly intended for the United States to be a Christian nation, and would have made that more clear in its foundational documents if they could have foreseen the mess the nation is in today.
Ralph Ovadal, president of Wisconsin Christians United (wcuweb.com), is not happy with the way the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups are continually stomping on the rights of Christians to express their beliefs publicly. The Christian activist says the nation's founding fathers would cringe if they could see what is happening in America today -- and how far the nation has strayed from their original intentions.
"I do believe that the founding fathers would have been a little more specific if they could have seen the day when you'd have Buddhism being taught to police officers; if they could have seen mosques being built all over this country; or if they could have foreseen the day when, just about an hour north of here, you'd have the headquarters of Wiccan -- this religion of witchcraft," Ovadal says.
According to Ovadal, the founding fathers never wanted America to become "a multi-religious society where Islam and other false religions are allowed to proliferate," and there is ample evidence that those who set up the country's governing principles and system of rule intended for America to be a Christian nation.
"If you look in our Declaration of Independence, for instance, in [what is] called the subscription clause -- right at the end where they're signing off, [the signatories] say "'in the year of our Lord.' You know, it's very clear who they're talking about -- our Lord, Jesus Christ," the pastor says.
Ovadal notes that famed early American patriot Patrick Henry once said that the U.S. was not founded on religion but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. The pastor believes when the Constitution's framers talked about religion, they generally meant Christianity and never guessed how religious pluralism and atheistic liberalism would affect modern society's interpretation of the law.
"I think that they definitely would have probably made it more clear if they would have been more far-seeing in that regard," Ovadal says.