There’s a fantastic (and frightening) post at The Burning Taper called "The Christian States of America." Here’s an excerpt:
If belief creates reality, it’s no wonder we’re living in a Bizarro World.
The First Amendment Center just released its 2007 survey results of Americans’ opinions on the U.S. Constitution and the First Amendment.
Sixty-five percent (nearly two-thirds) of the respondents said they believed the nation’s founders intended the United States to be a Christian nation, and 55% believe that the Constitution establishes a Christian nation.
When asked to name the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment, 64% knew that freedom of speech was one of them. Only 19% knew that freedom of religion was a right enumerated in the First Amendment. Sixteen percent knew about freedom of the press, and 16% knew about the right to associate and assemble. Only three percent mentioned the right to petition the government for redress of grievances.
Read the rest here.
Took some pictures of a beautiful DC afternoon; will post later…