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


J. I. Packer

"Wherever Christianity has produced what historians call a 'popular piety' claiming to be part of the national heritage, anti-Christian reaction among the intelligentsia has followed." (p. 62. Thomas Howard, Co-author. "Meet Secular Humanism." Salt & Light. 1993.)

"Many humanists in the West are stirred by a sense of outrage at what professed Christians, past and present, have done; and this makes them see their humanism as a kind of crusade, with the killing of Christianity as its prime goal." (p. 63. Packer & Howard. Ibid .)

Thomas Paine

"Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst."

"As to the book called the bible, it is blasphemy to call it the Word of God. It is a book of lies and contradictions and a history of bad times and bad men." (Writing to Andrew Dean. August 15, 1806.)

"The Bible is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind; and, for my part, I sincerely detest it, as I detest everything that is cruel." (The Age of Reason.)

The Pathway News

"Textbooks used in America's public schools virtually ignore religion as an element in American life, as well as playing down traditional family values, according to a government-funded study of public school texts." (Textbooks Ignore Religion: New Study . The Pathway News. March. 1986. p. 11.)

Marty Pay & Hal Donaldson

"The political marketplace has been a primary battleground for the spiritual allegiance of America. Two forces are locked in a contest to determine whether America will return to her Judeo-Christian heritage or fully embrace secularistic ideals." (p. 49. Downfall: Secularization of a Christian Nation . 1991.)

"The secularists are attempting to silence the Church. Furthermore, they are endeavoring to divorce society from God." (p. 234. Pay & Donaldson. Ibid.)

Dr. Walid Phares

"Middle East's 20 million Christians 'have been subjected to a gradual, systematic, and multi-level ethnic cleansing' (by the Muslims)." (University of Miami. Teacher/International Relations.)

Charles R. Phillips

"If freedom of religion is to be retained in the United States and passed on as an inheritance to our children, then we must actively organize to elect godly men and women to public office." (p. 14. The Blue Book for Grassroots Politics. 1990)

Policy Review

"According to Richard and Susan Vigilante, the ACLU has effectively reduced 'the place of religion in American life; and have restricted religious speech 'in a way they would never allow other forms of speech to be restricted.'" (Policy Review magazine. September 1988.)

Dennis Prager

"Ladies and gentlemen, if some of the leading artists in a civilization see a man urinating in another man's mouth and see composition and lighting and do not see their civilization being pissed upon, we are in trouble." (Social commentator and Radio Talk-Show Hose. Oct. 7, 1991. Taken from: Relativism by Beckwith & Koukl.)


Dan Quayle

"What the media wants and what the media demands of Christians is very simply this: your silence." (Former Vice President of the U.S. Wall Street Journal. June 30, 1994.)


President Ronald Reagan

"Without God democracy will not and cannot long endure."

Ralph Reed

"Religious conservatives still lack a theology of direct political action ." (p. 65. Active Faith. 1996.)

Ralph Reed (More)

"With each passing year, people of faith grow increasingly distressed by the hostility of public institutions toward religious expression. We have witnessed the steady erosion of the time-honored rights of religious Americans - both as individuals and as communities – to practice what they believe in the public square." (p. 1. Contract with the American Family. 1995.)

" Antireligious bigotry is not confined to the classroom." (p. 2. Reed. Ibid.)

"Each new lawsuit seeks to expand the size of the 'religion-free zone' in the public square." (p. 9. Reed. Ibid.)

Ralph Reed (More)

"People of faith find themselves marginalized and ridiculed. In a nation where our coins carry the motto, 'In God We Trust…'" (p. 41. Politically Incorrect. 1994.)

"Our legal and political culture has created a bias in the law that borders on censorship against reading, displaying, or quoting the Bible."" (p. 43. Reed. Ibid.)

"Sometimes the cultures phobia of religion borders on the absurd." (p. 45. Reed. Ibid.)

"Students are not to read the Bible, jurors are not to hear it, prosecutors cannot quote from it, and teachers are not to display it." (p. 50. Reed. Ibid.)

"Freedom of religion has been replaced by freedom from religion." (p. 50. Reed. Ibid.)

"Our culture's tolerance wears thin when religion intrudes on the public discourse…Our schools, courtrooms, and libraries set the tone for the entire society. The message they currently communicate is harsh and unambiguous: religion is offensive and should be kept out of public view." (p. 51. Reed. Ibid.)

"The zealous disdain for religion in American jurisprudence amounts to intolerance. Keith Fournier of the American Center for Law and Justice concludes that 'the ones not being tolerated are religious people who dare make any kind of religious reference or take any kind of religious posture outside the private arena." (p. 49. Reed. Ibid.)

"An Associated Press report by Chicago-based reporter Sharon Cohen in May 1993 examined (Christian) fundamentalists and concluded that they were prone to 'riots, terrorism – and death.'" (p. 54. Reed. Ibid.)

"What good is religious liberty if it can only be practiced behind stained-glass windows on Sunday?" (p. 131. Reed. Ibid.)

Ralph Reed (Cont.)

"With each passing year, people of faith grow increasingly distressed by the hostility of public institutions toward religious expression. We have witnessed the steady erosion of the time-honored rights of religious Americans – both as individuals and as communities – to practice what they believe in the public square." (p. 1. Contract with the American Family. 1995.)

"The time has now come to amend the Constitution to restore freedom of speech for America's people of faith." (p. 1. Reed. Ibid.)

"Examples of hostility toward religious values and those who hold them abound…This antireligious bigotry is not confined to the classroom." (p. 2. Reed. Ibid.)

"The establishment clause was transformed from a shield for religion into a cover for the official sanctioning of religious tolerance." (p. 6. Reed. Ibid.)

"In 1962, the Supreme Court banned organized prayer from public schools. Since then, federal, state, and local courts and officials, including public school administrators, have joined in a nationwide search and destroy mission for student religious practices.
(p. 6. Reed. Ibid.)

"Each new lawsuit seeks to expand the size of the 'religion-free zone' in the public square." (p. 9. Reed. Ibid.)

Justice William Rehnquist

"But the greatest injury of the 'wall' notion is its mischievous diversion of judges from the actual intentions of the drafters of the Bill of Rights…The 'wall of separation between church and State' is a metaphor based on bad history, a metaphor which has proved useless as a guide to judging. It should be frankly and explicitly abandoned." ( Wallace v. Jaffree; 472 U.S. 38, 107 (1984) Dissenting.)

A. James Reichley

"A society that excludes religion totally from its public life, that seems to regard religion as something against which public life must be protected, is bound to foster the impression that religion is either irrelevant or harmful." (p. 165. Religion in American Public Life. 1985.)

"Banishment of religion does not represent neutrality between religion and secularism; conduct of public institutions without any acknowledgment of religion is secularism. (Reichley. Ibid.)

"Republican government depends for its health on values that over the not-s-long run must come from religion…these values based on religion are even more essential to democracy." (Reichley. Ibid.)

Pat Robertson

"In the eyes of the Associated Press, American Christianity, which springs from the Protestant Reformation, is fundamentalist. And Christian Fundamentalists, radical Muslims, Hindu extremists, and fanatical Zionists are all the same – bloodthirsty lunatics." (p. 142. The Turning Tide. 1993.)

"It is important for people to recognize that those who are working for the dissolution of our society have a spiritual agenda. They are not merely attempting to dismantle the historic cultural values of this nation and move us toward a homogenized world. They also want to destroy Christianity and Bible-based religion. It is a clear part of their agenda and they have already moved a long way in that direction." (pp. 144.145. Robertson. Ibid.)

"The signs of the (antichrist) spirit are clear. They emerge in this fashion: A significant minority then an actual majority, of the people in a society begin to throw off the restraints of history, then the restraints of written law, then accepted standards of morality, then established religion, and, finally God Himself." (p. 24. "The Modern Crisis." Salt & Light.1993.)

Mickey Rooney

"The film The Last Temptation of Christ, no matter what its defenders say, was a slap in the face to Christians everywhere." (Actor and Holloywood star)

President Theodore Roosevelt

"A churchless community, a community where men have abandoned and scoffed at or ignored their religious needs, is a community on the rapid downgrade."

David Roper

"We are living in what many have described as a post-Christian era . That doesn't mean there are no longer many Christians around; there may in fact be more true believers than ever before. Post-Christian means that Christian faith no longer plays a role in shaping public opinion and policy. Christian assumptions and commitments, once widely held, no longer have the presence and impact they once had." (p. 21. Seeing Through. 1995.)

Vincent Ryan Ruggiero

"Religious insults are considered acceptable even by those who decry slurs about race, ethnicity, and gender. Religious people seem to deserve such treatment." (p. 159. Warning: Nonsense is Destroying America. 1994.)

Rousas John Rushdoony

"(Concerning the press and politicians), the hatred for all such evangelical groups is not because of their real or fancied blunders but because they have reintroduced biblical morality into politics." (Chalcedon Report. Dec. 1981.)

Bertrand Russell

"I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion, as organized in its churches, has been and still is the principal enemy of oral progress in the world." (p. 199. Why I Am Not a Christian and Other Essays. 1964.)

Leland Ryken

"The secularization of Western culture was accompanied by the elevation of art to the position of a substitute religion to replace Christianity." (p. 145. "Recent Trends in the Arts." Salt & Light. 1993.)


Steven Samson

"Americans today are forgetting their cultural traditions and losing their moral consensus. The problem is both religious and political, not simply one or the other." (Crossed Swords: Entanglements between Church and State in America. 1984.)

San Francisco Sentinel

"A Mississippi gay man filed suit in federal court against the Oxford University Press demanding both $45 million in damages and the immediate deletion of all scripture verses describing homosexuality as sinful. 'The Bible abused and oppressed me,' claims Ford, 'when it said homosexuality is a sin, because I was born a homosexual.'" (Oct. 5, 1994.)

Dorothy Sayer

"Christendom and heathendom now stand face to face…At bottom is a violent and irreconcilable quarrel about the nature of God and the nature of an and the ultimate nature of the universe; it is a war of dogma." (From: Creed or Chaos?)

Rick Scarborough

"In one generation of silent neglect, we have allowed the revisionists of our history to rewrite our past and deny that we have a Christian heritage." (p. 43. Enough is Enough. 1996.)

"Bashing the Religious Right has become an acceptable political sport." (p. 55. Scarborough. Ibid.)

"In America, about the only thing censored today is Christianity, the same Christianity that was the driving force behind the building of this great nation." (p. 78. Scarborough. Ibid.)

"Beginning in 1962…the courts began to systematically secularize the nation, reflecting its view that God and the Scripture had no place in the public arena." (p. 97. Scarborough. Ibid.)

"As our culture has become increasingly hostile to Christianity, it has become correspondingly open to wickedness." (p. 125. Scarborough. Ibid.)

"Those who are anti-God and anti-Christian in America have infiltrated the highest levels of the educational establishment. They have a philosophical commitment to eliminating any vestige of biblical Christianity from American thought and life. They are well-positioned, well-funded and well-connected. They are a very small minority in America, yet their level of commitment is rarely matched among Christians."
(p. 194. Scarborough. Ibid.)

"A very small number of non-Christians, including those with radical anti-Christian agendas, have been able to control and manipulate the civil politics of America with little or no opposition." (p. 211. Scarborough. Ibid.)

Francis Schaeffer

"Today the separation of church and state is America is used to silence the church…The way the concept is used today is totally reversed from the original intent…It is used today as a false political dictum in order to restrict the influence of Christian ideas…To have suggested the state separated from religion and religious influence would have amazed the Founding Fathers." (p. 36. A Christian Manifesto. 1981.)

Francis Schaeffer (More)

"Ours is a post-Christian world in which Christianity, not only in the number of Christians but in cultural emphasis and cultural result, is no longer the consensus or ethos of our society." (p. 29. The Great Evangelical Disaster. 1984.)

"Today the separation of church and state in America is used to silence the church. When Christians speak out on issues, the hue and cry from the humanist state and media is that Christians, an all religions, are prohibited from speaking since there is a separation of church and state." (p. 50. Francis Schaeffer. "Destruction of Faith and Freedom." Salt & Light. 1993.)

"The modern concept of separation is an argument for a total separation of religion from the state. The consequence of the acceptance of the doctrine leads to the removal of religion as an influence in civil government." (p. 50. Schaeffer. Ibid.)

"This shift from the Judeo-Christian basis for law and the shift away from the restraints of the Constitution automatically militates against religious liberty."(p. 53. Schaeffer. Ibid.)

"The overall way of thinking in the United States has shifted away from basic Biblical values, and the media share in the responsibility (for this change)." (Religious Broadcasting. January 1982.)

Franky Schaeffer IV

"In the 20th century, evangelical Christians in America have naively accepted the role assigned to us by an anti-religious, anti-Christian consensus in our society. We have been relegated to a cultural backwater, where we are meant to paddle around content in the knowledge that we are merely allowed to exist. (Foreward.. A Time for Anger. 1981.)

"There is a sad myth going around today – the myth of neutrality. According to this myth, the secular world gives every point of view an equal chance to be heard. And it works fairly well – unless you are a Christian." (Schaeffer. Ibid.)

"The one thing the media abhors almost without exception is anyone who takes a firm stand on any issue out of religious principle, unless their stand happens to coincide with their expressed views." (Shcaeffer. Ibid.)

Franky Schaeffer IV (More)

"The arbitrary division between church and state…is used, as an easily identifiable rallying point, to subdue the opinions of that vast body of citizens who represent those with religious convictions." (p. 37. Franky Schaeffer V. "The Myth of Neutrality." Plan for Action. 1980.)

Professor James V. Schall

"The cruelest form of death, I have no doubt, is not physical death. Rather it is that public death which comes from the killing of ideas about God." (Professor at Georgetown University. Taken from And Nothing But The Truth. Sekulow & Fournier.)

Herbert W. Schlossberg

"American Christianity is at a turning point…The challenge we face is the tidal wave of militant anti-Christian belief engulfing society and the chaos it leaves in its wake." (p. 79. Marvin Olasky, Co-author. "Snapshots of Faith in Action." Salt & Light. 1993.)

Otto Scott

"There is no great civilization that has ever arisen without a religion – and no great civilization that has ever outlasted the loss of its religion." (Pscyhiatry Discovers Religion . 1994.)

SCP Journal

"Christianity, which is becoming ever more politically incorrect, is increasingly at odds with the emerging monolithic creed of this present time."

Jay Sekulow

"Even though our society is increasingly pluralistic, we must ensure an equal playing field rather than a religiously cleansed arena where people of faith are no longer welcome." (p. 32. And Nothing But The Truth. 1996)

"The term religious cleansing is an accurate and effective way of expressing the current hostility and bigotry toward all civic expressions of religion…these religious cleansers use political and legal means of containment. They are America's new anti-faith bigots." (p. 42. Sekulow. Ibid.)

Jay Sekulow (More)

"The way I understand it is the communists are in, the atheists are in, the agnostics are in, but religion is out." (Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice. Misc.)

The Senate of the United States

"A the time of the adoption of the Constitution and the amendments, the universal sentiment was that Christianity should be encouraged, but no any one sect (denomination)…In this age, there is no substitute for Christianity…That was the religion of the founders of the republic, and they expected it to remain the religion of their descendants." (The Reports of Committees of the Senate of the United States for the Second Session of the Thirty-Second Congress (1852-53) and the House of Representatives report delivered on March 27, 1854.)

Bruce L. Shelley

"The schools, the courts, the media – all seem determined to erase Christian influence from public life and confine religion to the four walls of the church or home." (The Gospel and the American Dream. 1989. p. 19)

"Fortunately, Judge Richey's decision (Kendrick v. Bowen, April 1987) was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, but it is an example of how far the purge of Christian values has gone in America." (Shelley. Ibid. p. 29)

"Today's secular libertarians, who want to remove biblical religion from public life, have trouble making sense of the civil rights movement because it was so clearly a religiously inspired movement that entered the public arena and made a major difference in American life." (Shelley. Ibid. p. 76)

"What we have seen in recent years in the United States is the church's rights to express itself, and to conduct its own affairs, being insidiously eroded." (Shelley. Ibid. p. 85)


"The Nazi regime intended eventually to destroy Christianity in Germany, if it could, and substitute the old paganism of the early Germanic gods and the new paganism of the Nazi extremists." (The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.)

Micehlangelo Signorile

"…demanding a separation between church and state isn't enough; the churches' basic doctrines must be changed, with homophobia written out forever." (Homosexual activist. p. 32. "Throw the Book at Them." Out. November 1994.)

James W. Skillen

"Many if not most of our contemporaries now interpret the First Amendment to mean that citizens in public life should be protected from religion." (p. 116. Recharging the American Experiment. 1994.)

"Many traditional Christians and Jews are beginning to insist that their religions ought not to be arbitrarily confined to a narrow sphere outside the political and legal arena." (pp. 117-118. Skillen. Ibid.)

F. LaGard Smith

"The ACLU is not just religiously neutral, but staunchly anti-religious. Particularly, anti-Christian." (p. 150. ACLU: The Devil's Advocate. 1996.)

"If there is anything that the ACLU hates more than censorship, it is any form of public religious expression." (p. 154. Smith. Ibid.)

"There can be no doubt about it: In the eyes of the American Civil Liberties Union, religious free speech is but a bastard child of the Bill of Rights." (p. 155. Smith. Ibid.)

"Thanks in large measure to the ACLU, the belief that there is a wall of separation between faith and state, not just church and state, is endemic. The exercise of religious faith in the public square is not prohibited; only the federal imposition of a particular faith. Hardly anyone any longer knows the difference." (p. 157. Smith. Ibid.)

"The ACLU's various policies regarding religious freedom in public schools are a revealing collection of anti-religious bias." (p. 189. Smith. Ibid.)

F. LaGard Smith (More)

"In our generation there is no agreed-upon framework. All issues are up for grabs. Morality no longer has any broad-based theology upon which to rest its case. We are no longer a 'Christian nation,' not even a 'Judeo-Christian culture.'" (p. 106. "Abortion: The Way Forward." Salt & Light. 1993.)

Joseph Sobran

"The prevailing notion is that the state should be neutral as to religion, and furthermore, that the best way to be neutral about it is to avoid all mention of it. By this sort of logic, nudism is the best compromise among different styles of dress. The secularist version of 'pluralism' amounts to theological nudism." (Editorialist. "Pensees: Notes for the reactionary of Tomorrow." National Review. Dec. 31, 1985. p. 48.)

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"If I were called upon to identify briefly the principal trait of the entire 20th century…I would be unable to find anything more precise and pithy than to repeat once again: Men have forgotten God ." (Soviet dissident)

Rodney Stark

"The overwhelming majority of social scientists were irreligious or even anti-religious. This led them to believe that religion was a disappearing and unimportant factor in human affairs." ("Religion and Conformity: Reaffirming a Sociology of Religion." Sociological Analysis . 1984.)

Matthew Staver

"Religion in the public square is becoming an endangered species." (p. 39. Faith and Freedom: A Complete Handbook for Defending Your Religious Rights. 1998.)

"Religious expression must at least be afforded an equal playing field. Currently, the playing field is not level. Religious expression and practices are treated as second class forms of speech and singled out for discrimination." (p. 39. Staver. Ibid.)

"The Supreme Court refuses to abandon its convoluted Lemon test. The Lemon test has created havoc, misunderstanding, and hostility toward religion." (p. 44. Staver. Ibid.)

"Justice William Brennan stated (in Schempp . 374 U.S. at 204) that the phrase 'under God' in our Pledge of Allegiance is constitutional because it no longer has a religious purpose or meaning." (p. 55. Staver. Ibid.)

"This determined bias against religion, especially Christianity, is clearly evident when viewed against the religious heritage of American culture (as revealed in the Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States, 143 U.S. 452. 1892.). (p. 113. Staver. Ibid.)

"Many school administrators are so cautious that they have erroneously erased all traces of religion. Some have run roughshod over teachers. Others have attempted to squelch all discussion of religion." (p. 127. Staver. Ibid.)

Benjamin Stein

"Prime-time network television (has become) an island without religion in an ever-more-religious America." (Wall Street Journal. "TV" A Religious Wasteland. Jan. 9, 1985.)

John Stewart

"The rise of secularism has brought about an increase in hostility toward things religious." (p. 74. God in the Chaos. 1991.)

Justice Potter Stewart

"I think that the Court's task, in this as in all areas of constitutional adjudication, is not responsibly aided by the uncritical invocation of metaphors like the ' wall of separation,' a phrase nowhere to be found in the Constitution." (Engel v. Vitale ; 370 U.S. 421, 445-446 (1962). Dissenting.)

Joseph Story

"The First Amendment was not intended to withdraw the Christian religion as a whole from the protection of Congress." (Commentaries on the Constitution. 1833.)

"There never has been a period in which Common Law did not recognize Christianity as laying at its foundation." (1829. Joseph Story. Inaugural address as Dane Professor of Law at Harvard University.)

William J. Stuntz

"Our legal system is less Christian than it used to be. That is, the system's orientation, its vision of what law is and what separates good law from bad, is more at odds with a Christian view of the world than once was the case." (p. 225. The Christian and American Law. 1998.)

"The legal system, in my view, is hostile to Christian principles." (p. 225. Stuntz. Ibid.)

Supreme Court

If portions of the New Testament were read without explanation, they could be and…had been psychologically harmful to the child." (The Supreme Court. Abington v. Schempp . 374 U.S. 203. 1963.)

"A refusal to permit religious exercises thus is seen, not as the realization of state neutrality, but rather as the establishment of a religion of secularism." (Justice Potter Steward. 1963 dissenting opinion. Abingdon School District v. Schempp . 374 U.S. at 313.)

"The Establishment Clause does not license government to treat religious people, or religious practices, as if they are subversive to American ideals, and therefore, subject to unique disabilities." (ACLU v. Charity. Justice William Brennan.)

"We should not deny what is true: that from the Judeo-Christian tradition come our values, our principles, the animating spirit of our institutions." (Aguilar v. Felton. 1985.)

"Indeed the concern of the Christian status of the nation is well founded." (The Supreme Court upholding the right of five ratifying states to officially protest the omission of a direct mention of God in the new Constitution. 1791.)

" This is a religious people. This is historically true. From the discovery of this continent to the present hour, there is a single voice making this affirmation." (Supreme Court. 1892. Taken from The Changing American Court System by William Covert. 1959.)

"Our (American) civilization and our institutions are emphatically Christian." (1982. Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States. 143 U.S. at 471.)

"No purpose of action against religion can be imputed to any legislation, state or national, because this is a religious people… This is a Christian nation." (U.S. Supreme Court. 1892. Church of the Holy Trinity v. U.S. 143 U.S. 465, 471.)

"We are a Christian people, according to our motto. The right of religious freedom, demands acknowledgment, with reverence, the duty of obedience to the will of God." (McIntosh v. U.S. 1930.)

"Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of righteous education should forever be encouraged." (The Supreme Court upholding the Northwest Ordinance of 1787.)

"Whatever strikes at the root of Christianity tends manifestly to the dissolution of civil government…because it tends to corrupt the morals of the people, and to destroy good order." (People v. Ruggles . 8 Johns 545, 547. 1811.)

"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." ( Runkel v. Winemiller. 4 Harris and McHenry 276, 288. Sup.Ct.Md. 1799.)

"The mere posting of the copies (of the Ten Commandments), the (First Amendment) prohibits…If the posted copies of the Ten Commandments are to have any effect at all, it will be to induce the schoolchildren to read, meditate upon, perhaps to venerate and obey, the Commandments…(this) is not…a permissible…objective." (Stone v. Gramm . 449 U.S. 39. 1980.)

"It is also said, and truly, that the Christian religion is a part of the common law of Pennsylvania." (Vidal v. Girard's Executors. 1844.)

"Why may not the Bible, and especially the New Testament…be read and taught as a divine revelation in the (school) – its general precepts expounded…and its glorious principles of morality inculcated?…Where can the purest principles of morality be learned so clearly or so perfectly as from the New Testament." (The Supreme Court. Vidal v. Girard's Executors . 43 U.S. 126, 205-206. 1844.)

"There is a crucial difference between government speech endorsing religion, which the Establishment Clause forbids, and private speech endorsing religion, which the Free Speech and Free Exercise Clauses protect." (Westside Community Schools v. Mergens, 496 U.S. 226, 250)

"The Court held that Bible clubs and prayer groups can assemble on public school properties." (Westside Community Board of Education v. Mergens.)

"We are a religious people whose institutions presuppose a Supreme Being…We find no such Constitutional requirement which makes it necessary for government to be hostile to religion and to throw its weight against efforts to widen the effective scope of religious influence…The First Amendment does not say that in every and all respects there shall be a separation of church and state." (Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas. Zorach v. Clausen. 343 U.S. 306. 1952.)

Kevin Swanson

"Public governmental opposition to Christians is growing." (The Second Mayflower . Lafayette, LA. 1997.p. 58)

Marjorie C. Swartz

"It is our (ACLU) position that teaching that monogamous, heterosexual intercourse within marriage is a traditional American value is an unconstitutional establishment of a religious doctrine in public schools. There are various religions which hold contrary beliefs with respect to marriage and monogamy. We believe 9this bill) violates the First Amendment." (ACLU spokeswoman in a letter to the state assembly's education committee. 1988.)

Pat Swindall

"God has virtually been made an illegal subject in that state institution most devoted to the shaping of the minds and values of our people – the public schools." (p. 35. A House Divided. 1987.)

"That such a perspective (of the Declaration's 'Creator God') should sound so foreign and controversial to people today is a tragic and striking sign of how far we are removed from the thinking of our colonial fathers." (p. 35. Swindall. Ibid.)

"The First Amendment is now being used by the secularists of our day as a cattle prod to herd conservative religious people out of the public life of the nation and into, as others have put it, a religious ghetto." (pp. 149-150. Swindall. Ibid.)

"The net effect of the distortion of the First Amendment is to require that wherever the state is, religion must be excluded." (p. 150. Swindall. Ibid.)

"Religious people, in the name of the Constitution, are increasingly being shoved to the back of the social bus." (p. 151. Swindall. Ibid.)

"Religious people are now finding that the First Amendment is being used to herd them into a social ghetto, separated and walled off from public participation." (p. 152. Swindall. Ibid.)


Randall A. Terry

"Our problem in America is not with atheists or the pagans who are consistent with their unbelief, but with believers who are inconsistent with their belief." (p. 4. The Judgment of God. 1995.)

Cal Thomas

"I sense a general hostility toward Christianity among the literary and media establishments in our country. There is a tendency to keep Christian thinking out of

the mainstream, to marginalize it and make it look like a product of 'fringe' groups."
(p. 96. Book Burning. 1983.)

"In America most orthodox Christians become defensive or testy when they are asked even to break into a sweat. Most of our efforts up until now have been more symbolic than anything else. We are great at holding conventions, gathering for strategy meetings and seminars, holding congresses on evangelism. But where are the people to run our own antidefamation league?" (p. 136. Thomas. Ibid.)

Cal Thomas (More)

"Nowhere have the forces of intolerance been displayed less tolerantly than in the area of religious speech and practice." (p. 63. The Things That Matter Most. 1994.)

"To suggest that a person's strongly held religious view is less tolerant than a strongly held antireligious view is morally, intellectually, and politically inconsistent and incorrect." (p. 64. Thomas. Ibid.)

"With the help of pressure groups, government now has crossed over into the final frontier of bigotry, what writer and Catholic theologian Michael Novak calls 'Christophobia .' Traditional Christians and Jews are the new counterculture – aliens in a land their forefathers' beliefs and values established and built." (pp. 117-118. Thomas. Ibid.)

Cal Thomas (More)

"I think the philosophy in our public schools, and many other institutions today, is that a dose of God is more hazardous to your health than a dose of herpes or drugs." (p. 9 . U.S. News & World Report. "School Prayer's Bad Day in Court. June. 18, 1985.)

"It's time to resist efforts of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) who have conducted a religious lobotomy on this country, seeking to strip it of any vestige of religious influence." (Misc.)

Burton Throckmorton

"The scripture is the church's book. I think the church can do with its scripture what it wants to do with its scripture." (Member of the National Council of Churches revision committee for the RSV Bible.)

Time magazine

"For God to be kept out of the classroom or out of America's public debate by nervous school administrators or overcautious politicians serves no one's interests. That restriction prevents people from drawing on this country's rich and diverse religious heritage for guidance, and it degrades the nation's moral discourse by placing a whole realm of theological reasoning out of bounds. The price of that sort of quarantine, at a time of moral dislocation, is – and has been – far too high." (Nancy Gibbs. " America's Holy War. p. 68. Dec. 9, 1991.)

"The public school is the chief battleground of the present attack on Christ in the public arena. (p. 65. Dec. 9, 1991. Ibid.)

Herbert W. Titus

"In Jefferson's preamble to his 1786 Statute for Religious Freedom, America's founding fathers embraced a philosophy of law and government explicitly based on God's revelation in nature and in the Holy Scriptures." (p. 42. The Christian and American Law. 1998.)

Alexis de Tocqueville

"There is no country in the world where the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men than in America." (French writer. Democracy in America. 1945.)

"Despotism may be able to do without religion, but democracy cannot." (Misc.)

Maria von Trapp

"American Christians have been woefully silent on important issues. I am an American citizens now, and I love this country, but I see symptoms in the United States that I saw in Austria in 1938 when the Nazi Germans were terrorizing Europe." ("Sound of Music" fame. Taken from: The Great American Arena. 1984.)


"Some legislators may feel that they cannot voice whatever religious beliefs from the grounds for their political positions, lest they poison the relevant legislation. Constitutional doctrine should not be permitted to generate such a religious chill." ( American Constitutional Law. pp. 1211-1212. Taken from: Positive Neutrality by Stephen V. Monsma. 1993.)

Ted Turner

"Over-population is the 'cause of drive-by shootings' and other social ills, but the root of the problem is Christianity, which posits that people are more important than sea otters and elephants." (TV mogul & activist. p. 26. National Review . June 8, 1992.)

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