Anti-Obama mail piece: ‘We are no longer a Christian nation’
October 31st, 2012
07:12 AM ET

Anti-Obama mail piece: ‘We are no longer a Christian nation’

By Peter Hamby, CNN Political Reporter

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – Focus on the Family, the Colorado-based social conservative organization founded by evangelical author and radio host James Dobson, is targeting Iowa voters with a mailing that quotes President Obama as saying “we are no longer a Christian nation.”

The fold-out brochure, which landed in Iowa mailboxes last week and was provided to CNN by a Des Moines-area voter, draws a series of contrasts between Obama and Mitt Romney on the issues of abortion, same-sex marriage and insurance coverage for contraception.

See the mailer here and here.

- A. Hawkins

Filed under: 2012 Election • Barack Obama • Politics

soundoff (394 Responses)
  1. Greenie

    All religions are cults, but not all cults are religions!
    Separation of Church and State is a good thing! Another person said it well, if you want to live in a theocracy... Try IRAN!!!

    November 10, 2012 at 10:11 pm |
  2. vatomahalo

    We were never a 100% christian nation???? Since when? No one knows who belongs to what religious group.... no one can be god. Personal belief has no use with politics. I hope this will teach those fanatics a lesson that you cannot put the two together. Preach in your own home and leave politics open to all.

    November 10, 2012 at 6:49 pm |
  3. moga

    Religeon is a farce...a way to instill fear and control people.......No place for religeon in governmental affairs.....I pray to GOD religeon will be something that people realize is the cause of worldly problems today and throughout all history since religeon was made up...

    November 10, 2012 at 9:33 am |
    • vatomahalo

      Yes, I agree 100%. No one is superior to others. People are all the same at the end of the day. These ads are meant for ignorant people afraid to live and afraid to have control of their own life. If I got this in the mail, I would burn it....

      November 10, 2012 at 6:56 pm |
  4. DJ

    This idiotic responses from so-called intelligent people here is why this country is on the shape it's in. And you think you are loving and tolerant? Please.

    November 9, 2012 at 9:24 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      And just who are the "idiotic people" you're referring to?

      November 9, 2012 at 9:27 pm |
    • 0G-No gods, ghosts, goblins or ghouls

      As a group, believers are equivalent to "idiotic people" although I prefer "delusional (mentally ill), liars or both."

      November 10, 2012 at 9:34 am |
  5. Travis Baechler

    CNN– This is not news, just furthering the bigotry and small-mindedness that is growing in certain parts of the country. Focus on doing journalism please.

    November 9, 2012 at 2:51 pm |
  6. anna lee

    ⭕⭕🎯❌This election has exposed who the real evil people are. Who hates Obama's win ? 1. Muslim Terrorist. 100% hate Obama......... 2. Racist skin heads klan members etc. 100 % hate Obama ...... 3. Israelis 85% hate Obama

    November 9, 2012 at 1:36 pm |
  7. Jackie

    What ght wingnuts failed to do is to quote his entire comment. Obama's statement was "we are no longer a Christian nation, BUT A NATION OF ALL FAITHS." These hate filled, lying wingnuts are pathetic... and then they have the gall to call themselves "Christian".. Focus on the Family is disgusting.

    November 9, 2012 at 1:19 pm |


    November 9, 2012 at 11:43 am |
  9. irufus


    November 8, 2012 at 5:53 pm |
  10. Ashuru

    No longer a Christian Nation? Thank God. You guys have caused enough trouble.

    November 8, 2012 at 11:15 am |
    • Seraphim01

      We never were a christian nation.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:32 pm |
    • moga

      I was just going to post that when I saw it was already done.....,Thanks

      November 10, 2012 at 9:25 am |
  11. Jake Munro

    Excuse me Mr. President but we were never a Christian Nation. Majority of the people's ancestors here in the U.S. were protestants on a pilgrimage from Europe to America. Get your facts straight

    Sincerely, A high schooler

    November 8, 2012 at 10:40 am |
    • Reader

      Jake – Protestants are Christians. Get your facts straight.

      November 8, 2012 at 12:58 pm |
    • Seraphim01

      Uhm. We never were a christian nation. If we were, we wouldn't have had the establishment clause. Additionally, many of the founding fathers were Deists. They believed in freedom OF and freedom FROM religion for all. IF we were a christian nation, we would also be a theocracy.

      If you want to live in one, I hear Iran has some good real estate prices.

      November 8, 2012 at 4:34 pm |
    • Dee

      Never a christian nation means this nation was founded on the basic principal freedom. Yes, they were Christians, but the goal was to protect all people. The minority should be as protected as the majority. That's what he meant young man.

      November 9, 2012 at 8:37 am |
    • DJ

      Um High schooler, what do you think a protestant is? They are Christians. Members of various churces that aren't catholic but believers in Christ.

      November 9, 2012 at 9:20 pm |
    • DJ

      Jake protestants are Christians.....

      November 9, 2012 at 9:26 pm |
    • Greenie

      And who is smarter than a fifth grader? Certainly not a high school-er!!!

      November 10, 2012 at 10:13 pm |
  12. tv22

    No we aren't a Christian nation. That's not what's important. What's important is we are now a nation of those who ask how government can help them, not how they can help their fellow man.

    November 8, 2012 at 10:35 am |
  13. JimmyAlex777

    Hopefully, we AREN'T a "Christian nation". The religion is not entirely wise and wisdom trumps Christianity, so good, WE ARE NOT A CHRISTIAN NATION! BTW, those "Christians" are kinda mean and hateful anyway.

    November 8, 2012 at 10:00 am |
  14. Ryan

    No longer a Christian nation? Never were.

    From the Treaty of Tripoli, signed in 1796, unanimous ratification in Congress on June 7, 1797.
    "As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion,—as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen [Muslims],—and as the said States never entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mahometan [Muslim] nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries."

    Our founding fathers knew the danger of integrating religion, specifically Christian religion, into the policies and laws of the nation. This whole view of a "Christian" nation is very new, very radical, and has nothing to do with what our country was founded on.

    November 8, 2012 at 5:53 am |
  15. bookwerm

    This country should never have ever been a Christian nation, and if it was and isn't anymore, great news!
    There is this magical being that a bunch of folks believe in I find frankly ridiculous, and his initial are not Santa Claus but JC.
    JC was the son of god the way any one of us was is or can be, and God is not written and captured in a book but in the universe, unknowable.
    Want traditional religion? I vote for the Wiccans.

    November 8, 2012 at 3:07 am |
  16. larryb

    first the founding fathers went to great pains to keep us secular and not a christian nation...but it is odd that groups with a christian base are such liars

    November 8, 2012 at 2:16 am |
  17. xx4zu1

    Last year Mormonism was still considered a cult, in fact the Catholic Church to this day does not recognize it as a legitimate religion yet Republicans gladly nuzzled the crotch of a Cult member and these clowns have the audacity to try and make such a claim. I actually hope they are right for once it would be good to see religion out of our politics just as the founding father envisioned.

    November 7, 2012 at 11:04 pm |
    • moga

      The Catholic church is a cult also....a big one, but it is a cult......

      November 10, 2012 at 9:28 am |
  18. David Warnock

    We now have indisputable proof God is in favor of Abortion and Gay marriage. If the religious right believes their own dogma Obama's election is God's will. He has spoken,

    November 7, 2012 at 6:29 pm |
  19. El Flaco

    Evangelicals are White first, Conservatives second, and Christians third.

    November 7, 2012 at 5:54 pm |
  20. mike

    Focus on the Family ... don'r gays have a family? don't non-christian shave family? So this hate group, Focus on the Family, has adopted a name that used mis-information and subterfuge to confuse people into perceiving it stands for some super-majority when, in fact, it represents only a tiny faction of prejudiced bigots.

    November 7, 2012 at 5:32 pm |
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