More Christian Nation Nonsense from
an Assortment of Christian Nationalists
by Brad Hart
While surfing Godtube -- a fantastic source for Christian nationalism and general historical nonsense -- I came across a couple of clips from Coral Ridge Ministries, a Christian ministry that is passionately dedicated to the "Christian America" cause. Pastor John Rabe, who has worked with the likes of David Barton and Peter Lillback in the past, arrogantly asserts that the modern Evangelical understanding of America's founding is the only historical truth that has any relevance, even though the overwhelming majority of the historical community laughs at such an assertion -- an issue we have dealt with ad nauseum on this blog.
My favorite line from John Rabe is, "Are those of us who believe that America was founded as a Christian nation ignoring our history?"
Short answer: HELL YES!
The first clip is nothing more than an advertisement or preview for their upcoming "10 Truths About America's Christian Heritage" video. Unfortunately, I was unable to discover these mysterious "10 truths" due to the fact that Coral Ridge Ministries is charging $20.00 for the video. Oh well, I guess the rest of us will have to make due without these mysterious pearls of wisdom.
Anyway, here is the first video:
Also, here is an old "classic" of David Barton...well...being David Barton:
I never tire of Barton's assertion that the majority of our nation's founding fathers were, "Evangelical Christians." If that is so, then why does Barton push the "Christian nation" argument? After all, this nation's earliest Evangelicals were some of the most passionate defenders of a separation of church and state.