In Their Own Words

I would probably have to say yes, that the Constitution established the United States of America as a Christian nation. But I say that in the broadest sense. The lady that holds her lamp beside the golden door doesn’t say, I only welcome Christians.” We welcome the poor, the tired, the huddled masses. But when they come here they know that they are in a nation founded on Christian principles.

Candidate John McCain, Oct. 2007

The devil is not going to steal ORU.

Oral Roberts
Reaction to allegations against Oral Roberts University
Associated Press, Oct. 22, 2007

Deutsch: So we should be Christian? It would be better if we were all Christian?

Coulter: Yes.

Deutsch: We should all be Christian?

Coulter: Yes. Would you like to come to church with me, Donny?

. . .

Deutsch: I mean, what, no Jews?

Coulter: No, we think — we just want Jews to be perfected, as they say.

Transcript, CNBC Interview
“The Big Idea”

Oct. 8, 2007

When our founding fathers put their signatures on the Declaration of Independence, those 56 brave people, most of whom, by the way, were clergymen, they said that we have certain inalienable rights given to us by our creator, and among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, life being one of them.

[In fact, only one of the 56, John Witherspoon, was an active clergyman.]

Mike Huckabee
GOP debate claim
Oct. 21, 2007

crooksand Oct. 23, 2007

I find myself having to read for an hour or so before I can fall asleep. And thanks to the Gideons, I’ve got good material.

Mormon candidate Mitt Romney
New York Times, Oct. 16, 2007

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