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Should America Remain a Christian Nation?

By Aaron Zelman, Founder and Director of Jews for the Preservation
of Firearms Ownership. (a JPFO survey)
Copyright JPFO 2010


Please be sure to read this article before going to take the related survey, the link for which can be found at the end.



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Our nation has devolved from the foundational ideals of personal self responsibility and personal self sufficiency into the present day Nanny State.

Left leaning pastors, preachers and priests have embraced well meaning, but misguided, schemes like welfare, mandatory wealth redistribution, affirmative action, public (aka government controlled) education, censorship, political correctness, “globalism”, and, last but certainly not least, “gun control”.

Have Christians been played for suckers for decades?

JPFO has aggressively challenged naïve and misguided Jews for over twenty years. Now it’s time for Christians to more deeply examine their true values.

JPFO is conducting a new survey. The purpose of this survey is to get people to think more clearly, and to do some serious introspection about their deepest beliefs. A cultural showdown regarding the continued existence of Christianity is coming to America. Where will you stand? How will your deepest spiritual beliefs embolden (or weaken) that stance?

Jews, being, at the very most, three percent of the population, have a vested interest in America remaining a Christian nation. Jews have survived and thrived here because America was a Christian nation. Christian America has given Jews opportunities, liberties and security they would have never had in other countries.

This nation was inarguably founded upon Christian and Old Testament (Torah) Jewish values. It was not founded by moral relativists, Marxists, secular humanists, atheists, Hindus, Buddhists, or Muslims.

JPFO’s interpretation of a Christian nation is the following:

  • A Constitutional Republic rather than a theocratic form of government like Islam.
  • The institutional separation of church and state versus today’s legalistic secularization of our entire society.
  • Protection of the individual’s right to religious belief and the exercise of personal conscience.
  • A distinction between theology and time tested and successful guidelines of behavior like the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule.
  • Freedom of choice in the religious “market place”, thus ensuring personal spiritual liberty.

Clear thinking Jewish commentators and religious leaders have long realized the reality of America being a Christian nation…and the absolute imperative that it remain so.


For instance:

Dennis Prager (radio commentator and essayist): “Too many Americans do not appreciate the connection between American greatness and American Christianity.”

Jeff Jacoby (newspaper columnist): “This is a Christian country – it was founded by Christians and built on broad Christian principles. Threatening? Far from it. It is in precisely this Christian country that Jews have known the most peaceful, prosperous, and successful existence in their long history.”

Don Feder (newspaper columnist/author): “Jews – as Jews – must oppose revisionist efforts to deny our nation’s Christian heritage, must stand against the drive to decouple our laws from Judeo-Christian ethics, and must counter attacks on public expressions of the religion of most Americans – Christianity. Jews are safer in a Christian America than in a secular America.”

Michael Medved (television entertainment commentator/author): “The framers may not have mentioned Christianity in the Constitution but they clearly intended that charter of liberty to govern a society of fervent faith, freely encouraged by government for the benefit of all. Their noble and unprecedented experiment never involved a religion-free or faithless state but did indeed presuppose America’s unequivocal identity as a Christian nation.”

Rabbi Daniel Lapin: “Without a vibrant and vital Christianity, America is doomed, and without America, the west is doomed. Which is why I, an Orthodox Jewish rabbi, devoted to Jewish survival, the Torah, and Israel am so terrified of American Christianity caving in.”

JPFO is requesting your input with a survey to help muster opposition to those who are destroying America’s moral values, and endangering us all. This far ranging survey covers points from what Jesus might say about the enemies of the Second Amendment to insights about the enemies of Judaism and Christianity.

Survey premise: Imagine that Jesus Christ came to your door and asked to have lunch. As you eat together, you engage in a free wheeling conversation about the present course of events of the day.

Now, please go and take the survey.


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