The dangers of seeing America as a ‘Christian nation’
It may be a sign of the times that on Billy Graham Parkway in Charlotte, N.C, from whence the famed evangelist hailed, the North Carolina Secular Society recently unveiled a suggestively secular billboard: a flag with the words “One Nation Indivisible.”
It is also a sign of the times that this message was promptly doctored by vandals with the words, “UNDER GOD” – a qualifier that wasn’t added to the Pledge of Allegiance until 1954.
With a creeping rise in secularists and nonbelievers today, some American Christian traditionalists see a politically existential threat, leading to reactions such as those from a few of Charlotte’s faithful.
Got this one from my Dad who reads the Christian Science Monitor on a regular basis. I might have to start checking it out as well since I find this to be a wonderful opinion piece. I don’t normally make a strong suggestion that folks read a piece but this one isn’t too long and quite thought provoking.