What does it mean to claim the US is a Christian nation, and what does the Constitution say?

 

February 16, 2024



Many Americans believe the United States was founded as a Christian nation, and the idea is energizing some conservative and Republican activists. But the concept means different things to different people, and historians say that while the issue is complex, the founding documents prioritize religious freedom and do not create a Christian nation.

Does the U.S. Constitution establish Christianity as an official religion?

No.

What does the Constitution say about religion?

"(N)o religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States." (Artic...



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