Excuse me, Mr. President, we are a Christian nation

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How dare President Obama say this is not a Christian nation! It is a slap in the face to all Americans who have always considered ourselves a Christian nation. It is to our shame that we haven’t acted like Christians, but we can look back into our history, and see how important it has been to acknowledge our Christian heritage. George Washington issued a proclamation of thanksgiving in October 1789 that emphasized his belief that the United States should clearly acknowledge God’s role in its national well-being. “The land that God has truly, truly blessed and that we are proud to call America.” This proclaimed by Colin Powell, 1996 Republican Convention. “Every thinking man, when he thinks, realizes that the teachings of the Bible are so interwoven and entwined with our whole civic and social life that it would be literally impossible for us to figure what that loss would be if these teachings would be removed.” – Theodore Roosevelt. In 1863, during the depths of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln called upon Americans to observe a national day of fasting and prayer. His words, spoken over 150 years ago, are amazingly relevant today. He said, “We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven. We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has ever grown ... But we have forgotten God …” “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,” – Psalm 33:12. Elly Derr Auburn