August 28th, 2010
11:14 PM ET

Opinion: U.S. was born a Christian nation

By Robert Knight, Special to CNN

Editor's note: Robert Knight is a senior writer for the evangelical Coral Ridge Ministries and a senior fellow for the conservative American Civil Rights Union. He helped draft the "Defense of Marriage Act," the 1996 law in which the federal government defines marriage as a legal union between one man and one woman, and is the author of "Fighting for America's Soul: How Sweeping Change Threatens Our Nation and What We Must Do."

Will Bunch's CNN.com tirade earlier this week against television host Glenn Beck and David Barton - the founder and president of WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization that emphasizes history's "moral, religious and constitutional heritage" - for allegedly creating "pseudo history" reveals more about Mr. Bunch than it does about what Mr. Beck and Mr. Barton are presenting.

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  1. Bob Calder

    Question what you read. CNN editorial staff included. Everybody in this list should google "site:coralridge.org robert knight" and read the poisonous and frankly horrid garbage about how he thinks President Obama is going to dissolve the US. While Rev. David Kennedy was alive, Coral Ridge Ministries produced a DVD with Ann Coulter that stated frankly Darwin was responsible for Hitler's atrocities. It appears this is one of the headwaters of the nastiness Glen Beck spews.

    December 27, 2010 at 10:47 am |
  2. Larry Linn

    What did our Founding Fathers have to say about religion:
    "Question with boldness even the existence of a god." – Thomas Jefferson (letter to Peter Carr, 10 August 1787):
    "All natural institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit." Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason;
    "Religion and government will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.", John Madison;
    “Lighthouses are more helpful than Churches”, Benjamin Franklin

    September 11, 2010 at 8:10 am |
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