"The American nation, from its first settlement at Jamestown to this hour, is based upon and permeated by the principles of the Bible"
- David Josiah Brewer
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Indeed, Justice Brewer's book, The United States: A Christian Nation, published in 1905,contained the following passage:
While Justice Brewer's decision was not a binding legal pronouncement reflecting an official acceptance of Christianity and did not say that its laws or policies should reflect solely Christian concerns and beliefs, he did outline the influence Christianity had on the history and culture of the United States. It was this influence that caused Brewer to state many times that this is a Christian nation. (End of Wikipedia quote)
The Christian Nation Debate and the U.S. Supreme Court: Justice Brewer was convinced that the United States owed its prominence among nations to its close connection to the Christian religion. For him, the role of Christianity in America was not only an historical fact but also a present reality. Moreover, he maintained an unwavering belief that the spread of Christianity was essential to the future success and greatness of America. “Clearly,” Jay Alan Sekulow points out, “he believed in the ascendancy of Christianity and felt it offered suffering humanity its only hope of ultimate comfort and justice.”