McCain: America Established as a Christian Nation
Note about the following transcript for those of you who don't watch the video; these are edited-clips of quotes from the same interview.
I would probably have to say yes that the constitution established the United States of America as a Christian Nation.
I think the number one issue that is in the selection - which people should make a selection of president of the United States, is will this person carry on in the Judeo-Christian principled tradition that has made this nation the greatest experiment in the history of mankind.
I just have to say in all candor that since this nation was founded primarily on Christian principles that - that’s a decision that the American people would make, but personally, I prefer someone who I know has a solid grounding in my faith. I just feel that my faith is probably a better spiritual guidance. I just feel that that’s an important part of our qualifications to lead.
We welcome the poor, the tired, the huddled masses, and but when they come here, they shouldn’t - they know that they are in a nation founded on Christian principles.
Our founding fathers were concerned about church being part of the state, such as it had been in England, and the imposition of a certain type of Christianity imposed on people.
So they didn’t mean, in my view, separation of church and state, that there’s no place for God, a superior being, a creator.
They also continued to emphasize the Ju--Christian principle that all--- ‘In God we trust,’ ‘created equal.’ Every statement that they made had to do with the belief in a divine creator.
The--we are a nation which is uniquely designated in many respects, but I think it was man implementing the teachings of Christ…
YouTube video poster jedreport says in the information section:
Leave aside for the moment whether John McCain's religious bigotry is acceptable in modern America.
Instead, ask yourself what the media would have done if Jeremiah Wright had uttered those words, especially if he had been talking about race instead of religion?
So two things of note, John McCain's anti-American beliefs about America, and why the main stream media hasn't picked up on it and mercilessly exploited it - especially in regard the the John Hagee fiasco that did get extensive MSM coverage.