Way back in 1892, the United States Supreme Court took up the case of the Church of the Holy Trinity v. the United States. The case centered on a contract labor dispute between the Church and an Englishman, a priest.

The ins and outs of the case are complex and one can research it for themselves. The important thing is the opinion that was handed down by the court, as written by Justice David J. Brewer. The decision was a unanimous one.

At its heart, was affirmation that the United States of American is a Christian nation. Period. End of story.Justice Brewer, wrote as part of his opinion;

“the laws respecting the observance of the Sabbath, with the general cessation of all secular business, and the closing of courts, legislatures, and other similar public assemblies on that day; the churches and church organizations which abound in every city, town, and hamlet; the multitude of charitable organizations existing everywhere under Christian auspices; the gigantic missionary associations, with general support, and aiming to establish Christian missions in every quarter of the globe. These, and many other matters which might be noticed, add a volume of unofficial declarations to the mass of organic utterances that this is a Christian nation.


 “There is no dissonance in these 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.”

Also in keeping with the First Amendment that the government “shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibit the free exercise thereof.  Justice Brewer wrote;

“Nor are we bound by any expressions in the Constitution, as some have strangely supposed, either not to punish at all, or to punish indiscriminately the like attacks upon the religion of Mahomet or of the Grand Lama, and for this plain reason, that the case assumes that we are a Christian people, and the morality of the country is deeply engrafted upon Christianity, and not upon the doctrines or worship of those impostors.”

Meaning, this nation is not subject to the will of any other faith. Notice Mahomet [Mohammed of Islam] was specifically called out. We are not to target, or be targeted by that or any or any other faith.


Source: Conservative Tribune


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