Continuing a previous story.
This time it’s the Republican Party of Texas, President Bush’s home state, which has approved a plank in its platform affirming that “the United States of America is a Christian nation.” […]
On Hannity & Colmes, Gallagher asserted that the plank was a simple statement of a numerical fact. “If a neighborhood had 82 percent of the population that was Italian or a town had 82 percent of the population that was Polish, we’d call those communities Italian or Polish towns. So why do liberals have such a knee-jerk reaction when anybody dares to suggest that with 82 percent of the population being Christian�we are, in fact, a Christian nation?”
That from Cathy Young of Reason Online. (Article)
Clearly declaring the USA a “Christian Nation” is not about describing a numerical majority (as Ms. Young goes on to point out). If Texas Republicans are so hot to describe the country in terms of religion and majorities, why not also adopt a plank describing us as a “sinner nation?” After all, part of Christianity is recognizing that we are all sinners.
“Sinner nation.” Think it’ll catch on?Posted by James at July 15, 2004 11:04 AM