"No! We’re not a Christian country. We’ve never been a Christian country. We’re a secular country, by our constitution, in which Christians live and which many Christians have a voice. But we’re not a Christian country."
–Billy Graham, responding to a question from Sir David Frost (lifted from Andrew Sullivan’s blog. And yes, this isn’t the first time.)
While Graham may be America’s pastor emeritus, his view of church and state separation isn’t shared by many on the fundamentalist right:
"If we are committed and involved in taking back the nation for Christian moral values, and if we are willing to risk the scorn of the secular media and the bureaucracy that stand against us, there is no doubt we can witness the dismantling of not just the Berlin Wall but the even more diabolical ‘wall of separation’ that has led to increasing secularization, godlessness, immorality, and corruption in our country."
–Dr. James Kennedy, Coral Ridge Ministries