Refuting the fundies on U.S. History

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An Historical Analysis

Among the most often heard objections to marriage equality in particular, are claims made by religious fundamentalists that the United States is ‘only’ a Christian nation and that the founding fathers intended it to be so. Such objections originate from people whose personal theology brands same sex relations as sinful and contrary to the will of the founders.

The founding fathers were not blindly religious men, and they fought hard to erect, in Thomas Jefferson’s words, “…a wall of separation between church and state.”