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October 19, 2012

Court case confirmed Christianity claims

NEW CASTLE — Editor, The News:

This is in response to a recent letter stating that I was incorrect and that we are not a Christian nation.

The United States Supreme Court, the ultimate authority and final arbiter, settled this as far back as 120 years ago.

In 1892, in the case of Church of the Holy Trinity vs. United States, the Supreme Court examined thousands of documents concerning the founding of our great nation, including all state constitutions and compacts leading up to the time of the revolution.

After 10 years of research, the court issued a unanimous decision that included the recognition that the United States of America is not only historically and culturally religious, but that the very system of government and our laws are based on a Christian worldview.

Regarding the mountain of documentary evidence, the high court further stated: “There is no dissonance in the declarations. There is a universal language pervading them all, having one meaning. They affirm and reaffirm that this is a religious nation. These are not individual sayings, declarations of private persons. They are organic utterances. They speak the voice of the entire people. This is a religious people ... this is a Christian nation.”

And, before I forget, I’ll give credit for this to Kevin A. Lehmann, an expert on Christian theology and politics.

Also, according to the American Religious Identification Survey, 76 percent of us self-identify as Christians, 1.2 percent self-identify with the Jewish religion, while Muslims represent only 0.6 percent

Is this enough research, footnotes and quotations?

Philip J. Granato

Sherwood Drive

Shenango Township

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