Why We Published This Book

American school children and college students today are being subjected to what we call "The Liberal History Lesson," which goes something like this. America, say liberals, was a product of the Enlightenment, which was a rejection of Christianity. America, say liberals, was founded primarily by Deists, not by Christians. The Constitution, say liberals, and specifically the First Amendment to the Constitution, erects a so-called "wall of separation between church and state" that cannot and must not be transgressed in anyway. Moreover, say liberals, the government cannot in any way support or favor religious faith.

This philosophy, this misreading of American history, this mistaken interpretation of our Constitution, has led to a relentless assault on America's religious institutions and traditions by our educational system, the courts and throughout our popular culture.

This little book, One Nation Under God, corrects the "Liberal History Lesson," and provides a powerful refutation to court rulings banning prayer from the schools, prohibiting the Ten Commandments from being posted in government buildings, and outlawing nativity scenes and other religious displays from public places.

And what has been the result of the relentless assault on America's Christian heritage by our schools, universities and courts?

Certainly no one can deny the shocking moral decay we see all around us. Everywhere we look in secular society, traditional moral and religious values and beliefs are under attack: in the news media, on TV programs, and throughout our popular culture. Meanwhile, the Boy Scouts are under siege, pornography is easily accessible to kids, schools distribute condoms to children without the consent of parents. In schools today you can talk about "homoerotic" films and teach children how to put on a condom. But mention Jesus, and the anti-Christian mob will crack down hard.

And now that our schools have been wiped clean of Christian influence, efforts are underway by anti-Christian legal groups to completely "sanitize" our nation of any Christian references by,

One Nation Under God sets the record straight about America's Christian heritage -- a Christian heritage that gave us all the civil liberties Americans now enjoy. This little book proves, beyond any doubt, that America was founded predominantly by Bible-believing Christians, that America's political institutions were constructed entirely upon Christian principles, and that America's Founding Fathers had in mind a government that would not only be hospitable toward Christianity, but would actively encourage and promote Christianity and reverence for God. As the United States Supreme Court stated so clearly in 1892:

Our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon the teachings of the redeemer of mankind. It is impossible that it should be otherwise; and in this sense and to the extent, our civilization and our institutions are emphatically Christian.

One Nation Under God is chock full of powerful and compelling statements by America's Founding Fathers, American Presidents, great American statesmen, in addition to Supreme Court rulings and proclamations by Congress on the all-important role of the Christian faith in building our great nation.

The quotations are alphabetically arranged for easy reference.

We believe One Nation Under God will prove to be an indispensable reference for Christian teachers, students politicians, lawmakers, and school boards. The quotations and statements contained in this little volume can be used for journalism articles, letters to editors, school and college reports, communications to elected officials, and in conversions with your friends and loved ones.

We are currently printing and distributing millions of copies of this little book to school children, college students, teachers, school principals, parents, college professors and politicians across America because we believe a clear presentation of the facts is our best strategy to show that America's faith in God was the key reason America grew to become a great nation.

Benjamin Hart
Christian Defense Fund

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