National Alliance Against Christian Discrimination
"Protecting and Promoting the Christian Faith and Our Religious Heritage."


President John Adams

"The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were…the general principles of Christianity…I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God." (John Adam's letter to Thomas Jefferson. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson. Washington, D.C.: The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Association, 1904. Vol. XIII. pp. 292.294.)

"The Christian Religion as I understand it is the best." (President John Adams)

"We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion…Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people . It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." (President John Adams. October 11, 1798. Address to the Military.)

President John Quincy Adams

"The highest glory of the American Revolution was this, it connected in one indissoluble bond, principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity." (July 4, 1821.)

"Why is it that, next to the birthday of the Savior of the World, your most joyous and most venerated festival returns on this day ( the Fourth of July)?" (President John Quincy Adams. An Oration Delivered Before the Inhabitants of the Town of Newburyport at their Request on the Sixty-First Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. July 4, 1837. Newburyport: Charles Whipple, 1837.)

Fisher Ames

"No man can be a sound lawyer in this land who is not well read in the ethics of Moses and the virtues of Jesus." (Distinguished statesman and jurist. Taken from Trial and Error by George Grant.)

"Why then, if these (new) books for children must be retained, as they will be, should not the Bible regain the place it once held as a school book ?" (Founding Father and First Amendment wording Jan. 1801.)

Gary Amos

""Teachers and school officials feel uncomfortable acknowledging the explicitly Christian character of American history." (p. v. Co-authored by Richard Gardiner. Never Before In History: America's Inspired Birth. 1998.)

"It has become popular recently to argue that Christianity had little to do with America's founding. Many believe, for instance, that Jefferson's and Madison's views on separation were based on a personal hostility toward Christianity. In other words, the purpose of separating church and state was to keep religious people out of politics." (pp. 170-171. Amos. Ibid.)

"It is clearly appropriate to speak of the influence of Christian principles on the Declaration of Independence…We do not find the nonbiblical or antibiblical influences or rationalism, deism, and humanism as so many suggest." (p. 74. The Christian and American Law. 1998.)

Don Argue

"The tragic fact is that Christians have become the special targets of religious persecution in the world today." (Former president of the National Association of Evangelicals. Taken from: The New Tolerance by Josh McDowell & Bob Hostetler.)


Mikhail Bakunin

" Mr. Marx does not believe in God, but he believes deeply in himself. His heart is filled not with love but with rancor. He has very little benevolence toward men and becomes...furious and…spiteful…when anyone dares question the omniscience of the divinity whom he adores, that is to say, Mr. Marx himself." (Russian writer. 1872. Taken from: The Politics of Bad Faith by David Horowitz.)

William Bentley Ball

"The modern state views religion as an anomaly; it is at least a nuisance and at worst a threat."(p. viii. Mere Creatures of the State? 1994.)

"Religion, which originally had a privileged place in the constitutional scheme of things, is increasingly penalized by state policy." (p. ix. Ball. Ibid.)

"Secular Society – that is, one in which the role of theistic religion is greatly restricted in public life." (p. 10. Ball. Ibid.)

William Bentley Ball (More)

"If we do not act promptly, they (the avant-gardists) will triumphally thrust their pagan gods and hollow creeds on us, and then assure us that it is for the well-being of mankind that these lustful barbarians dismantle the noble heritage of the West."(p. 29. In Search of a National Morality. 1992.)

"Far too often in recent decades Christians have allowed themselves to be driven from the arena of public debate by false understandings and misleading applications of church-state separation and religious liberty." (p. 80. Ball. Ibid.)

Fred Barnes

"Religion's crucial role in the lives of many people…is rejected out of hand by the political community, especially the press." (The New Republic.)

Bruce Barron

"Religious believers have all the same rights to participate in the public square as anyone." (Politics for the People. 1996.)

"In separating church from state, our forebears never intended to eliminate religious persons or religiously grounded ideas from public debate; quite the contrary, religious thought played a significant formative role in their own ideas." (p. 155. Barron. Ibid.)

"Secularists have teamed with Americans fearful of religious squabbles to exclude traditional religious practice from our public places and even virtually to eliminate discussion of religion from our public schools." (p. 156. Barron. Ibid.)

"To put our youth through twelve years of education, which purports to prepare them for life, without reference to religion is not neutrality at all; it is an unmistakable statement of hostility toward religion, a statement that one can live a complete life without spiritual faith of any sort. Any public institution that send this message is not neutral toward religion, but systematically discriminating against it." (p. 156. Barron. Ibid.)

David Barton

"The Founders never intended to separate Christianity from government, only to keep a single denomination from running the nation. (p. 119. America: To Pray or Not to Pray. 1991)

David Barton (More)

"It is interesting to note that (during the last ten years) Washington's 'Farewell Address' has begun to reappear in college textbooks – minus the four religious warnings." (p. 8. America's Godly Heritage. WallBuilder Press: Aledo, TX. 1993.)

"From what sources did our Founders choose their ideas? This question was asked by political science professors at the University of Houston…The researchers assembled 15,000 writings from the Founding Era…that project spanned ten years; but at the end of that time, the researchers had isolated 3,154 direct quotes made by the Founders and had identified the source of those quotes:

Baron Charles de Montesquieu (8.3%)
Sir William Blackstone (7.9%)
John Locke (2.9%)
The Holy Bible (34%)

Thirty-four percent of the Founders' quotes came directly out of the Bible."

So while 34% of the Founders' quotes came directly out of the Bible, many of their quotes were taken from men – like Blackstone – who had used the Bible to arrive at their own conclusions." (pp. 9-10. Barton. Ibid .)

"The Court explained the problem with his writings (People v. Ruggles. 1811.): an attack on Jesus Christ was an attack on Christianity; and an attack on Christianity was an attack on the foundation of the country; therefore, an attack on Jesus Christ was equivalent to an attack on the country!" (p. 11. Barton. Ibid.)

"In 1965, in Reed v. Van Hoven, a court determined (237 F.Supp. 48. W.D.Mich. 1965.) that it was permissible for students to pray over their lunch at school so long as no one knew they were praying – that is, they couldn't say words or move their lips, but they could pray only if no one knew about it!" (p. 17. Barton. Ibid.)

In 1967, in DeKalb v. DeSpain, a court (255 F.Supp. 655. N.D.Ill. 1966.) took a 4-line nursery rhyme used by a K-5 kindergarten class and declared the nursery rhyme unconstitutional. The court explained that although the word 'God' was not contained in this nursery rhyme, if someone were to hear the rhyme, he might think that it was talking about God – and that would be unconstitutional!" (p. 17. Barton. Ibid.)

"The current version of…separation of church and state says you can be salt, and you can be light, but only inside the four walls of the church." (p. 29. Barton. Ibid.)

"Separation of church and state is the big club pulled out to beat back the Christians ."
(p. 30. Barton. Ibid.)

"We do have a Godly heritage in America, but we have been robbed – robbed by the 3 percent." (p. 30. Barton. Ibid.)

David Barton (More)

"The original version (of the First Amendment) proposed in the Senate on September 3, 1789, stated, 'Congress shall not make any law establishing any religious denomination.' Their second version stated, 'Congress shall make no law establishing any particular denomination.' The third version was very similar, 'Congress shall make no law establishing any particular denomination in preference to others.' The final version passed on that day declared, 'Congress shall make no law establishing religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.'…According to their records, the word 'religion' was interchangeable with 'denomination.'" (pp. 4-5. The Foundations of American Government. WallBuilder Press: Aledo, TX. 1993)

"Washington's address is virtually unknown today and has not been seen in most American history textbooks in nearly four decades. Perhaps it is because of all the religious warnings Washington made in his 'Farewell Address.'" (p. 7. Barton. Ibid.)

"It is evident from their writings that the Founding Fathers would never have tolerated the separation that we have embraced today. They knew that religious principles provided morality and self-control – the lifeblood for the survival of any self-governing community." (p. 8. Barton. Ibid.)

"The 1947 Court (Everson v. Board of Education) for the first time had used only Jefferson's metaphor – completely divorced from its context and intent." (p. 10. Barton. Ibid.)

"In 1962 (Engel v. Vitale), the Supreme Court explained that the word 'church' would no longer mean a federally established denomination; it would now mean a religious activity in public." (p. 10. Barton. Ibid.)

"In the case Stone v. Graham, the Supreme Court ruled that – under 'separation of church and state' – it was unconstitutional for a student in school to even see a copy of the Ten Commandments." (p. 10. Barton. Ibid.)

David Barton (More)

"The Court abandoned the traditional constitutional meaning of 'religion' as a single denomination or system of worship and instead substituted a new 'modern' concept which even now remains vague and nebulous, having changed several times in recent years." (p. 21. Original Intent: The Courts, The Constitution, and Religion. WallBuilder Press: Aledo, TX. 1997.)

"The Founders intended only to prevent the establishment of a single national denomination, not to restrain public religious expressions." (p. 24. Barton. Ibid.)

"The Founders believed that pluralism survived only within the concept of religious liberty espoused by American Christianity." (p. 33. Barton. Ibid.)

"To support its conclusion that 'this is a religious people…this is a Christian nation,' the Court paraded a veritable litany of precedents from American history: taken from Church of the Holy Trinity v. U.S.; 143 U.S. 457-458 (1892)." (Barton. Ibid.)

Bruce Bates

"Religious radio and television broadcasters are seven times more likely than their secular counterparts to be audited by the Internal Revenue Service. (Jan. 31, 1998. World magazine.)

Gary Bauer

"On the issues of religious liberty, the Supreme Court continues to scrape against the bedrock of the American spirit." (p. 199. "The Facts on the Family." Salt & Light. 1993.)

"The popular culture still ridicules religion and often treats it like the plague." (p. 199. Bauer. Ibid.)

William J. Bennett

"Have we come to the point where it is now considered a secular blasphemy to acknowledge the name of God at all?" (The De-Valuing of America. p. 208)

"From Samuel Adams to Patrick Henry to Benjamin Franklin to Alexander Hamilton, all the Founders intended religion to provide a moral anchor for our liberty in democracy." (p. 209. Bennett. Ibid.)

"A City University of New York study done in 1991 revealed that nearly 90% of the American people identify themselves religiously as Christians or Jews, while only 7.5 percent claim no religion." (p. 210. Bennett. Ibid.)

"It is ironic that anyone who appeals to religious values today runs the risk of being called 'divisive' or attacked as an enemy of pluralism." (p. 210. Bennett. Ibid.)

"The history of our nation is intertwined with a certain religious tradition, and that the First Amendment was not intended to result in the complete exclusion of religious beliefs from our public classrooms." (p. 212. Bennett. Ibid.)

"The new source of divisiveness is the assault of secularism on religion." (p. 214. Bennett. Ibid.)

"Much of the left-liberal elite despise traditional religious beliefs … in general, they are profoundly uncomfortable with religious institutions and the traditional values they embody." (p. 216. Bennett. Ibid.)

"I have no doubt that the real irritation of those on the religious right is not that their particular creed is not embraced by the schools, but that often their creed is the only one singled out for contempt." (p. 222. Bennett. Ibid.)

"What you've got here is really a case of journalists making fun of people who believe in God and the devil." (p. 224. Bennett. Ibid.)

"President Bush was widely ridiculed for consulting the Reverend Billy Graham before the Gulf war." (p. 228. Bennett. Ibid.)

"In the battle for preserving sound social and moral norms, many religious institutions can no longer be counted as allies." (p. 229. Bennett. Ibid.)

William J. Bennett (More)

"America's only respectable form of bigotry is bigotry against religious people. And the only reason for hatred of religion is that it forces us to confront matters many would prefer to ignore." (Former Secretary of Education.. What Really Ails America? Dec. 7, 1993.)

Harold J. Bernman

"The radical separation of law and religion in contemporary American thought creates a serious danger for religion – namely, the danger that it will be viewed as a wholly private, personal, psychological matter, without any social or historical dimensions." (Harvard University Law School professor emeritus. Faith and Order. 1993.)

Richard Bernstein

"The sentiment in my classroom is that they (the students) don't like Christians and they don't like white people because they saw what has been done in the name of Christianity and what the white people did to the Indians and the Africans." (1994. Taken from: The New Tolerance by Josh McDowell & Bob Hostetler.)


"Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against His anointed, saying 'Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.'" (Psalm 2:1-3, KJV)

"Righteousness exalts a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people." (Proverbs 14:34)

"If the foundations be destroyed , what can the righteous do?" (Psalms 11:3)

"When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bear rule, the people mourn." (Prov. 29:2)

"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." (II Chronicles 7:14)

Dr. Ivan Bierly

"In biblical terms, man has turned from Christian orientation to anti-Christian, man-oriented, secular leadership. The problem there is: Which 'man' is 'right?' In the process of the transition we have kept the 'language' of freedom under God but the roots have been severed. We have lost conscious contact with our historical Christian roots." (Former head of the Volker Fund. Burlingame, CA. 1962.)

Lloyd Billingsley

"People in the church should not accept the notion that the public square is off limits to religious values." (p. 184. The Absence of Tyranny. 1986.)

"One can't imagine a Hollywood film whose entire purpose was to ridicule, say, homosexual activists, feminists, animal rights crusaders, or environmentalists. That would be blasphemy. Hollywood understands that religious people, particularly Christians, are the last group in America besides businessmen who may be defamed with impunity." (The Seductive Image: A Christian Critique of the World of Film. 1989.)

Paul Blanshard

"I think the most important factor moving us toward a secular society has been the educational factor. Our schools may not teach Johnny to read properly, but the fact that Johnny is in school until he is sixteen tends toward the elimination of religious superstition." (The Humanist. March-April 1976.)

Samuel Blumenfeld

"It is now quite obvious that the humanists are using public education as the battering ram with which to destroy Christianity in the United States." (p. 256. NEA: Trojan Horse in American Education. 1984.)

Robert H. Bork

"Under the First Amendment's prohibition of the establishment of religion, the Court has steadily made religion a matter for the private individual by driving it out of the public arena." (p. 102. Slouching Toward Gomorrah. 1996.)

"There can be no doubt that the systematic hostility of the courts to religion has lowered the prestige of religion in the public mind." (p. 290. Bork. Ibid.)

" Reporters treat religion as beneath mention, as personally distasteful, or as a clear and present threat to the American way of life." (p. 291. Bork. Ibid.)

"As the courts keep pushing religion out of sight, the press either ignores it or treats it as some sort of emotional affliction. It is hardly any wonder that religion slowly loses its grip on the popular mind." (pp. 291-292. Bork. Ibid.)

"If conservatives come to control the White House and both Houses of Congress, there will be very little change in Hollywood, the network evening news, universities, church bureaucracies, the New York Times, or the Washington Post. Institutions that are overwhelmingly left-liberal will continue to misinform the public and distort public discourse." (p. 339. Bork. Ibid.)

Elias Boudinot

"Let us earnestly call and beseech him for Christ's sake to preside in our councils ." (President of the Continental Congress. 1896.)

Samuel Blumenfeld

"It is now quite obvious that the humanists are using public education as the battering ram with which to destroy Christianity in the United States." (p. 256. NEA: Trojan Horse in American Education. 1984.)

Robert H. Bork

"Under the First Amendment's prohibition of the establishment of religion, the Court has steadily made religion a matter for the private individual by driving it out of the public arena." (p. 102. Slouching Towards Gomorrah. 1996.)

"There can be no doubt that the systematic hostility of the courts to religion has lowered the prestige of religion in the public mind." (p. 290. Bork. Ibid.)

M. E. Bradford

"Of the 55 men who wrote and signed the U.S. Constitution of 1787, all but three were orthodox members of one of the established Christian communions." (A Worthy Company. 1982. p. 30.)

Dr. Paul Brandwien

"Any child who believes in God is mentally ill." (The Social Sciences. 1970.)

Stephen Bransford

"A position against gay rights automatically receives the 'religious right' tag in the press." (p. 229. Gay Politics vs. Colorado and America. 1994.)

Justice David J. Brewer

"I could show how largely our laws and customs are based upon the laws of Moses and the teachings of Christ; how constantly the Bible is appealed to as the guide of life and the authority in questions of morals…Add a volume of unofficial declaration to the mass of organic utterances that this is a Christian nation." (The United States: A Christian Nation. Feb. 29, 1892.)

"Our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon and embody the teachings of the Redeemer of mankind. It is impossible that it should be otherwise, and in this sense and to this extent our civilization and our institutions are emphatically Christian." (Justice David Josiah Brewer. United States Supreme Court. Feb. 29, 1892. Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States .)

Bill Bright

"The American Civil Liberties Union, has helped neutralize the Judeo-Christian underpinnings of our legal system by seeking new legal precedents." (p. 151. Co-author Ron Jenson. Kingdoms at War . 1986.)

""We cannot and must not sit back and let the anti-biblical world system determine the prevailing values of our day." (p. 180. Bright. Ibid.)

Bob Briner

"If no one in your community is speaking for Christians in the public arena, your community will grow increasingly secular and even anti-Christian." (p. 72. Roaring Lambs. 1993.)

Harold O. J. Brown

"Events in the early 1990s in New York City, Texas, and Florida appear to have raised, in the eyes of CBS News, for example, the question of whether religion as such is incompatible with good social order." (p. 109. The Christian and American Law . 1998.)

"Except for those few Christians who hold that Christians should have nothing to do with government and hence cannot attempt to influence it, the rest – the great majority – have only themselves to blame if their government begins to undermine the institutions and values they cherish." (Dr. Harold O. J. Brown. The Reconstruction of the Republic.)

Orestes A. Brownson

"The great object was to get rid of Christianity, and to convert our churches into halls of science. The plan was not to make open attacks on religion, although we might the clergy and bring them into contempt where we could: but to establish a system of state – we said national – schools, from which all religion was to be excluded." (Quoted from: Is Public Education Necessary? by Samuel Blumenfeld. 1985.)

Patrick Buchanan

"We live in an age where…Christian bashing is a popular indoor sport; and films mocking Jesus Christ are considered avant-garde." (Washington Times. July 27, 1988.)

William F. Buckley

"Conservatives should be adamant about the need for the reappearance of Judeo-Christianity in the public square." (National Review. 1990.)

Chief Justice Warren Burger

"The State may justify a limitation on religious liberty by showing it is essential to accomplish an overriding governmental interest." (Religious Liberty. Plymouth Rock Foundation. p. 204. Oct. 1984.)

"The Constitution (does not) require complete separation of church and state; it affirmatively mandates accommodation, not merely tolerance, of all religions, and forbids hostility toward any." (Supreme Court Chief Justice. Lemon v. Kurtzman.)

Arnold Burron

"A battle for religious liberty is being waged across America today. Nowhere is that battle more intense than in the nation's public schools, for education deals with ideas, as does religion." (p. 28. Classrooms in Crisis. Burron, Eidsmoe, & Turner. 1986.)

Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler

"To exclude religious teaching altogether from education…is a very dangerous and curious tendency. The result is to give paganism a new importance and influence." Educator: 1920-1930s)

Lynn Buzzard

"The most serious problems are the realities of expanding and regulatory state and federal governments that squeeze religion out on a piecemeal basis, regulation by regulation, justified by 'public policy' and 'compelling state interest' until the distinctives of the church and its witness are destroyed." (p. 35. Christian Citizen. "Separation of Church, State, and Religious Liberty." 1994.)

"Religious ideas are now second-class citizens." (p. 42. Buzzard. Ibid.)

Lynn Buzzard (More)

"The ACLU have become crusaders for a religious wasteland." (p. 112. Schools: They Haven't God A Prayer. 1982.)

"There is a bias in the ACLU against religion in many of its public expressions, especially religion that is dogmatic." (p. 113. Buzzard. Ibid.)

"There are other critical issues of religious liberty facing our society. There are serious threats to the rights of believers to practice their faith in the affairs of everyday life." (p. 134. Buzzard. Ibid.)

"Christians ought to acknowledge and even defend pluralism. We ought to insist that Christian perspectives have an equal opportunity to share in this marketplace of ideas." (p. 156. Buzzard. Ibid .)

"The law has radically shifted its role. It has decriminalized, then given legal status to, and finally protected conduct it formerly prohibited." (p. 176. Buzzard. Ibid.)

Lynn Buzzard & Samuel Ericson

"The secularist view of life is at war with all religious perspectives. It will seek to rout them out as superstition or ignorance. Sometimes it will attack religion, but more often if will simply laugh at or ignore it." (p. 14. The Battle for Religious Liberty. 1982)

"The political issues on which churches take action have often been moral and spiritual issues long before they ever surfaced in the political arena." (p. 223. Buzzard & Ericson. Ibid.)


Pat Califia

"Boy lovers and the lesbians who have young lovers…are not child molesters. The child abusers are priests, teachers, therapists, cops and parents who force their staid morality onto the young people in their custody." (Lesbian author. 1981. Taken from Refuge by Mark Olsen. 1996.)

Dr. Paul Cameron

"If the state is forbidden to promote religion, then it should also be forbidden to attack religion – and, especially specific denominations." (President of Family Research Institute. The Gay Nineties . 1993. p. 126.)

Albert Camus

"The world expects of Christians that they will raise their voices so loudly and clearly and so formulate their protest that not even the simplest man can have the slightest doubt about what they are saying. Further, the world expects of Christians that they will eschew all fuzzy abstractions and plant themselves squarely in front of the bloody face of history. We stand in need of folk who have determined to speak directly and unmistakably and come what may, to stand by what they have said." (French existentialist. Resistance, Rebellion and Death. 1961.)

Allan C. Carlson

"Religious organizations are seeing their activities and autonomy comprised indirectly by governmental definitions that confine unrestricted 'church activity' to an even smaller circle." (Regulation. "Regulators and Religion: Caesar's Revenge." May/June 1979.)

President Jimmy Carter

" Jerry Falwell can go straight to hell – and I mean that in a Christian way." (p. 94. Active Faith. Ralph Reed.)

Stephen L. Carter

"In our sensible zeal to keep religion from dominating our politics, we have created a political and legal culture that presses the religiously faithful to be other than themselves, to act publicly, and sometimes privately as well, as though their faith does not matter to them." (p. 3. The Culture of Disbelief. 1993.)

"One sees a trend in our political and legal cultures toward treating religious beliefs as arbitrary and unimportant, a trend supported by a rhetoric that implies that there is something wrong with religious devotion." (p. 6. Carter. Ibid .)

"We often ask our citizens to split their public and private selves, telling them in effect that it is fine to be religious in private, but there is something askew when those private beliefs become the basis for public action." (p. 8. Carter. Ibid.)

"We do not credit to the ideal of religious freedom when we talk as though religious belief is something of which public-spirited adults should be ashamed." (p. 10. Carter. Ibid.)

"In contemporary American culture, the religions are more and more treated as just passing beliefs – almost as fads – rather than as the fundaments upon which the devout build their lives."(p. 14. Carter. Ibid.)

"This trivializing rhetoric runs the subtle but unmistakable message: pray if you like, worship if you must, but whatever you do, do not on any account take your religion seriously." (p. 15. Carter. Ibid.)

"The very aspect of religions that many of their critics most fear – that the religiously devout, in the name of their faith, take positions that differ from approved state policy – is one of their strengths." (p. 37. Carter. Ibid.)

"Richard John Neuhaus, in his well-known book The Naked Public Square, tells us that in America, the public square has become openly hostile to religion." (p. 51. Carter. Ibid.)

"There is much depressing evidence that the religious voice is required to stay out of the public square only when it is pressed in a conservative cause." (p. 64. Carter. Ibid.)

John W. Chalfant

"Any notion of a 'wall' limiting the church's direct influence in the legislative or moral affairs of political representatives or institutions preempts the ability of a citizen to do his sacred duty." (p. 38. Abandonment Theology. 1996.)

"Christians neutralized into inactivity will be spectators of their country's free fall to collapse. (p. 156. Chalfant. Ibid.)

Justice Samuel Chase

"By our form of Government, the Christian religion is the established religion; and all sects and denominations of Christians are placed on the same equal footing, and are equally entitled to protection in their religious liberty. (U.S. Supreme Court Justice. Runkel v. Winsmiller. 1799. U.S.)

G. K. Chesterton

"The trouble when people stop believing in God is not that they thereafter believe in nothing. It is that they thereafter believe in anything."

President William Jefferson Clinton

"It appears that some school officials, teachers, and parents have assumed that religious expression of any type is either inappropriate or forbidden altogether in public schools; however, nothing in the First Amendment converts our public schools into religion-free zones." (July 13, 1995.)

"I want to say to you is that James Madison and Thomas Jefferson did not intend to drive a stake in the heart of religion and to drive it out of our public life. What they intended to do was to set up a system so that we could bring religion into our public life and into our private life without any of us telling the other what to do." (Presidential speech at James Madison High School. Vienna, VA.)

"Sometimes I think the environment in which we operate is entirely too secular. The fact that we have freedom of religion doesn't mean we need to try to have freedom from religion." ("President Sides with Religious Right on Tithing Case." The Morning Edition. Washington, D.C. National Public Radio. Sept. 24, 1994. Transcript #1444-12. Page 4.)

Edmund P. Clowney

"As Christian feel the changing winds of political climate, the blasts against their values in the media, the exclusion of the Christian faith from educational institutions, they begin to sense the dangers of complacency and of pietistical world flight." (p. 266. The Christian and American Law . 1998.)

"There is a calamitous difference between a people who have been immersed in paganism for centuries and a post-Christian society. While the culture of the latter may carry a deep tradition influenced by Christian values, its posture of rebellion will give it a direction that is more explicitly and consciously anti-Christian." (p. 283. Clowney. Ibid.)

Charles Colson

"Removing religious symbols from public places is not neutrality. On the contrary, it sends a highly negative message – that religion is something shameful, embarrassing, or at best strictly private." (p. 64. A Dance with Deception . 1993.)

"In our day, you can mock religion in public and even get funds for doing it. But you can't show respect for religion in public – or you risk being hauled into court." (p. 68. Colson. Ibid.)

"Hostility to religion is having an effect. In 1963, the number of Americans who said that they believed the Bible is literally true was 65%. Today, the number has dropped to 32%." (p. 142. Colson. Ibid.)

"Many people are trying to remove religion from public life. Under the banner of pluralism, cultural and political leaders are seeking to push all talk about God out of the public arena." (p. 202. Colson. Ibid.)

Charles Colson (More)

"Some labeled Jerry Falwell an American version of the Ayatollah Khomeni. People for the American Way, a group organized to counter the Moral Majority, launched a slick media campaign attaching the Nazi slur to the religious right." (p. 46. Kingdoms in Conflict.)

"Why, I wondered, is there such hostility to one faith in this Hindu culture that believes all roads lead to heaven? They should be the most tolerant of all. What is it about the Judeo-Christian message that makes it so offensive? Ironically, the Indians may understand the heart of the gospel – that Christ is King, with all that portends – better than many in the 'Christian' West." (pp. 48-49.Colson. Ibid.)

"Lenin, Stalin, and Rakosi recognized that a renewed and purified Christianity was the only force that could move the masses as powerfully as the Marxist ideal could. They attacked it as the enemy that it was and is." (pp. 192-193. Colson. Ibid.)

"Today's widespread relegation of religion to merely something people do only in the privacy of their homes or churches would have been unimaginable to the founders of the republic – even those who personally repudiated orthodox Christian faith." (p. 121. Colson. Ibid.)

"That Solidarity was a religious movement no one, least of all the Soviets, can deny. In November 1981, Pravda denounced 'religious fanaticism' as a grave challenge to socialism; failure to contain it, Pravda said, was at the root of the problems in Poland." (p. 195. Colson. Ibid.)

"Over the years since I became a Christian, I have always deliberately explained that I have 'accepted Jesus Christ.' These words are invariably translated into 'Colson's professed religious experience.' I discovered that one major U.S. daily, as a matter of policy, will not print the two words Jesus Christ together; when combined, the editor says, it represents an editorial judgment." (p. 216. Colson. Ibid.)

Chuck Colson (Cont.)

"If the polls are right, our Judeo-Christian heritage is no longer the foundation of our values. We have become a post-Christian society." (Misc. quote)

John B. Conlan

"' Separation of church and state' is a false issue. It is a slogan created by the secular humanists which sounds legal, but in fact is a sham. It does not appear anywhere in the Constitution, and it is not a concept that our Founding Fathers believed… 'Separation of church and state' is simply a line of propaganda created by modern humanists to intimidate Christians and make us believe we are second-class citizens." (Former Congressman and Arizona State Senator. Christian Life magazine. October 1983.)

Robert Conover

"As you no doubt know, from what you read in the paper, see on television and from your personal experience, there is a struggle underway in America between people of faith and those who deny the role that Christian faith played in the birth of our nation.

What's more, these same anti-Christian forces – led by the radical left ACLU – are trying to sanitize our schools, colleges, government bodies, courts and other national institutions of ANY reference to God…efforts that have made anti-Christian bigotry the only acceptable form of prejudice in America today. Some of their victories that you already know include:

Banning prayer – and private prayer groups – from our schools.
Prohibiting the Ten Commandments from being posted in public places.
Outlawing prayers from sporting events.
And then there are some battles now being waged that you may not be aware of including:

Eliminating the rank of Military Chaplain from our armed services;
Removing "In God We Trust" from our currency;
Prohibiting the use of religious symbols to mark the graves of our fallen countrymen who rest in our national cemeteries; and,
Eliminating Christmas as a national holiday.
These are just a few examples of how Christianity – and Christians – are under attack in America today." (Co-Founder of the Christian Defense Fund. Alexandria, VA. April 1998.)

President Calvin Coolidge

"The foundations of our society and of our government rest so much on these teachings of the Bible, that it would be difficult to support them, if faith in these teachings should cease to be practically universal in this country." (Taken from: Kingdoms at War by Bill Bright. 1986.)

Paul Copan

"Today religion is increasingly pushed aside by secularizing influences such as the university, the media, and politics. Rather than having a major voice in public life, religion has been relegated to the private and the personal." (p. 19. True For You, But Not For Me. 1998.)

John Cotton

"Toleration made the world anti-Christian."

Harvey Cox

"Secularism is not only indifferent to alternative religious systems, but as a religious ideology it is opposed to any other religious systems. It is therefore a closed system." (Professor of Harvard University)

"(Secular Humanism) is opposed to other religions; it actively rejects, excludes, and attempts to eliminate traditional theism from meaningful participation in the American culture." (Taken from: Schools: They Haven't Got a Prayer by Lynn Buzzard. 1982.)

Harvey Cox (More)

"I am dead against trying to keep religious conservatives out of the political debate. The tactic of exclusion is self-defeating." (Harvard University professor. Taken from Active Faith by Ralph Reed. p. 72.)

"We now live in a 'post-Christian' America . The Judeo-Christian ethic no longer guides our social institutions. Christian ideals and values no longer dominate social thought and action. The Bible has ceased to be a common base of moral authority for judging whether something is right or wrong, good or bad, acceptable or unacceptable." (p. 29. Crippen. Ibid.)

Alan Crippen II

""Secularism silence religious people in public discourse." (p. 32. Reclaiming Our Culture. 1996.)

Charles Crismier

"To our Founding Fathers, it was essentially a foregone conclusion that the Bible was the center and source of all ultimate truth." (p. 156. Preserve Us A Nation. 1994.)

"Perhaps there should be some intellectual integrity in acknowledging Mr. Jefferson's letter to the Danbury Baptists in 1803, calling for a 'wall of separation' to keep the government out of the church rather than keeping the church out of government." (p. 204. Crismier. Ibid.)

John Murray Cuddihy

"The more orthodox a Jew is and the more orthodox a Christian is, the more likely they (the ACLU) are to say, 'To hell with the Judeo-Christian tradition.'" (Newsweek magazine. Dec. 7, 1992.)


Robert L. Dabney

"I predict that the time will come in this once free America when the battle for religious liberty will have to be fought over again, and will probably be lost, because the people are already ignorant of its true basis and conditions."(The Practical Philosophy. 1897.)

Christopher Dawson

"It is Christian culture that has created Western man and the Western way of life."

(p. 255. The Historical Reality of Christian Culture. 1960.)

Rep. Tom Delay of Texas

"Mr. Speaker, there are some in this Chamber who believe that Christians, like well-behaved children, should be seen and not heard…Christians will not remain silent. We are here to stay." (Congressional Record . July 29, 1993. H5459)

Gary DeMar

"Explicitly Christian themes are regularly excluded from news articles." (America's Christian History: The Untold Story . 1996. p. 24)

"The present educational establishment, to cite just one group, has been obscuring the past so that our children have no way of comparing the facts of history with the distorted version promoted by biased secular historians." (p. 24. DeMar. Ibid.)

"There is a decided bias against things Christian." (p. 3. DeMar. Ibid.)

"Why is it that the Rev. Jesse Jackson can quote the Bible in support of his pet causes, but conservative ministers and lay people must argue purely on secular grounds for their social and political agenda?…It seems that mixing religion and politics is acceptable as long as the road turns to the left." (DeMar. Ibid. p. 179)

"An Associated Press report called the President's antics 'Bible-thumping politics.' Clinton's message was decidedly religious and partisan, as was Governor's Cuomo's remarks as he 'also cited religious themes and maxims.' Why didn't the press, the ACLU, and People for the American Way cry foul?" (DeMar. Ibid. p. 179)

"Why is it that Christian activists are regularly pilloried for basing social standards on biblical texts while liberals are actually praised for mixing religion and politics?" (DeMar. Ibid . p. 180)

"For liberals, religion and politics mix as long as the results support their cause." (DeMar. Ibid. p. 180)

The Denver Post

"A church near Fort Collins, Colorado, was fined ten thousand dollars, and the church building was seized because the preacher spoke against the politically correct position of homosexuality." (March 6, 1993. p. 1.)

John Dewey

"Faith is the prayer-hearing God is an unproved and outmoded faith. There is no God and there is no soul. Hence, there are no needs for the props of traditional religion. With dogma and creed excluded, then immutable truth is dead and buried. There is no room for fixed, natural law or moral absolutes." (Lived 1859-1952)

Dr. James Dobson

"Traditional Judeo-Christian values literally hang in the balance (in America). They can be 'forgotten' in a single generation if they are not taught to children and teenagers…It could happen here if we don't defend what we believe." ("Are You There?" Citizen magazine. 1992.)

William Donohue

"Removing religion from the womb of culture has become the practiced virtue of the ACLU over the past several decades." (The Politics of the American Civil Liberties Union. 1985)

"Freedom is won by relegating religion to a purely private sphere remote from the body politic. In fact, the establishment of a free society is predicated on the idea that religion must be surgically removed from culture." (Donohue. Ibid .)

William Donohue (More)

"To the ACLU, the First Amendment speaks more directly to freedom from religion than it does to freedom of religion." (p. 95. Twilight of Liberty . 1994.)

"The ACLU sues no matter what public property a religious symbol is placed on."
(p. 117. Donohue. Ibid.)

Robert P. Dugan, Jr.

"Some secular minds are openly hostile, gratuitously tolerating religious beliefs as innocuous enough when confined to the purely personal, but off limits in the 'real world.'" (Director, Office of Public Affairs National Association of Evangelicals)

John Dunphy

"I am convinced that the battle for humankind's future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers who correctly perceive their role as the proselytizers of a new faith…The classroom must and will become an arena of conflict between the old and the new – the rotting corpse of Christianity together with all its adjacent evils and misery and the new faith of humanism resplendent in its promise of a work in which the never-realized Christian ideal of 'love thy neighbor' will finally be achieved." ( The Humanist. "A Religion for a New Age." Jan.-Feb. 1983.)

Will Durant

"Can a civilization hold together if man abandons his faith in God?" (12,000 Religion Quotations . 1989.)


Don E. Eberly

"Secularism has largely supplanted traditional Western morality. Although once only a minority worldview, it has grown dominant by its disproportionate influence in the idea centers of society, such as academia, the media, the entertainment and art communities, and the think tanks." (p. 52. Restoring the Good Society. 1994.)

Mickey Edward

"The Supreme Court's 1947 decision which introduced the wall of separation between church and state 'has fueled a movement to sterilize anything in American public life from religion.'" (Rep. Mickey Edward. R-OK.)

Bela Bates Edwards

"Perfect religious liberty does not imply that government of the country is not a Christian government…Christianity has been affirmed to be part and parcel of the law of the land." (19th-century seminary professor. Quoted by Handy. A Christian America.)

John Eidsmoe

"This downgrading of religion is especially prevalent in American history courses…And since the textbooks omit mention of the nation's religious heritage, many public school teachers are also inclined to omit it in classroom discussions." (p. 405. Christianity and the Constitution. 1987.)

Thomas D. Eliff

"It is ironic, on the one hand we print on our coins 'In God We Trust,' and in our pledge we say we are 'One nation under God,' and the Senate and House begin with prayer every morning; yet on the other hand, our nations highest court is trying to eliminate every vestige of God from our institutions." (p. 67. America on the Edge. 1992.)

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