People really have to stop referring to this country as a Christian nation. The founders took great pains to avoid incorporating religious references into the Constitution, even going so far as to state plainly that no religious test should ever be considered a prerequisite for holding office. Somewhere along the line things have gone way off track, as conservative groups assume they have a right to define the country’s core values and to dictate acceptable behavior for everyone else. Religious factions of various sorts share some of the same imperious notions, but the loudest voices insist the country was founded upon Christian principles as defined by latter-day disciples.

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