Regarding the Feb. 27 column “Let’s declare an end to ‘Christian America’”: Why is it that I have never heard anyone except Christians advocate the preservation of “Christian America”?
If Christianity is the basis of American moral values, then why are there no marches by Hindu Americans, Muslim Americans, atheist Americans, Buddhist Americans, et al., in support of preserving those unique Christian values?
Where are the essays written by the Founders, Madison, Jefferson, Franklin and Washington, supporting this hypothesis of Christian virtues?
A March 3 letter “A moral America” stated that ending our “Christian America” “would allow the nation to descend into a destructive nihilism.” To verify how our nation is based upon a Christian moral vision, the Civil Rights Movement is offered as “a compelling, historical example.”
Never miss a local story.
The anti-segregation marches in Raleigh were originated by protest picketing of Raleigh theaters by 10 N.C. State students at 10 a.m., Easter Sunday, 1963. Of those 10, seven were atheist and three were “unknowns” because no one asked, no one cared, because we knew where the motivated Christians were: They were across the street cursing us, casting racist pearls of hate and prejudice. I was there. And the demonstrations and marching didn’t stop until fall.