A Christian Nation?

Interesting furor over President Obama’s statement in Turkey saying the US isn’t a Christian nation. In 2005, Larry King (no apologies here for this source) had several evangelists on his show, among them TD Jakes, whose answer to King on this same question was eloquent.

From the transcripts:

KING: Bishop Jakes, do you think America is a Christian nation?

JAKES: No. I think that America is a great nation that has a lot of Christians in it. And that distinction is very, very important, particularly when we look at politics. I’m afraid that we have to be careful that we don’t politicize God, and alienate people or try to use God as a keyhole to position him for politics. I think that he is far above politics, and transcends many of the ideas that we use for political agendas.

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