The following quote is from Earl Warren, who served as the U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice from 1953 – 1969. He presided in a period of sweeping changes in U.S. constitutional law, especially in the areas of race relations, criminal procedure, and legislative appointment. Sound familiar? Here are a few of his remarks about America’s Christian heritage given at the annual prayer breakfast of the International Council of Christian Leadership in 1954.
“I believe no one can read the history of our country without realizing that the Good Book and the spirit of the Savior have from the beginning been our guiding geneses. A Christian land governed by Christian principles. I believe the entire Bill of Rights came into being because of the knowledge our forefathers had of the Bible and their belief in it: freedom of belief, of expression, of assembly, of petition, the dignity of the individual, the sanctity of the home, equal justice under the law, and the reservation of powers to the people. I like to believe we are living today in the spirit of the Christian religion. I like also to believe that as long as we do so, no great harm can come to our country” Obviously, those who are tearing down our cities and burning Bibles don’t know anything about history or the Bible!