Pastor introducing Rick Santorum: America a Christian nation

“This nation was founded as a Christian nation…there’s only one God and his name is Jesus. I’m tired of people … Continued

“This nation was founded as a Christian nation…there’s only one God and his name is Jesus. I’m tired of people telling me that I can’t say those words. [...] If you don’t love America and you don’t like the way we do things, I’ve got one thing to say — Get out! We don’t worship Buddha. I said we don’t worship Buddha. We don’t worship Mohammed. We don’t worship Allah. We worship God. We worship God’s son Jesus Christ.”

Pastor Dennis Terry during a speech introducing Rick Santorum at Greenwell Springs Baptist Church in Greenwell Springs, Louisiana.

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Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (C) receives a blessing from Pastor Dennis E. Terry, Sr. (L) after being interviewed by Family Research Council President Tony Perkins (R) at Greenwell Springs Baptist Church in Greenwell Springs, Louisiana March 18, 2012.

  • DigitalQuaker

    Dear Pastor Dennis Terry,

    You don’t speak for “us”. “We” like it here just fine, so we will stay as long as “we” like. You are welcome practice your religion, and so are we.
    THAT is the way “WE” do things.

    Sincerly,
    Citizens of the United States of America

    P.S., as a believer in Jesus, and a Christian, you might want to spend less time reading your Bible, and more time trying to understand it’s message.

  • Chip_M

    Christian Nationalism is ugly and dangerous and all of us who believe in pluralism, tolerance, and secularism have to stand against it. Yes mister Terry, this is a Christian nation, and a Jewish nation, and a Muslim nation, and an atheist nation, and a thousand other beliefs. That is what our founding fathers intended. Non-Christians will not and should not accept second class citizenship. Religious fundamentalism has no place being anywhere near government at any level. . We are not the Christian version of Iran.

  • homer4

    Nothing this moron says or does will make me believe in some magical sky fairy.

  • dreamwvr1955

    wow, so much for democracy. thought this was a country for the people and that was the idea behind democracy. not for the religious maniacs who are nazi like. next thing, the people who aren’t happy with the way america is going will be put in camps and gassed.

  • Carstonio

    Nothing could be more UNamerican than Dennis Terry’s statement. Obama was rightly criticized for his association with Jeremiah Wright, and I hope Santorum likewise receives the same criticism if he does not denounce what Terry said.

  • ThomasBaum

    Not only are we not a “Christian Nation”, we would be spitting in God’s Face if we tried to set up a theocracy in God’s Name.

  • SODDI

    Typical fascist Christian.

  • thomasmc1957

    It’s always been known that the Religious Right would embrace the Anticrhist.

  • post2675

    “As the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion,” Treaty of Tripoli, 1796 circa, Signed and approved by the Founding Fathers

  • usapdx

    Ricky and his closed minded followers must read the supreme rule of our country, the Constitution.

  • usapdx

    All Americans have the right to pratice or not to pratice a religion. No one can take a right from any American. The supreme rule of our nation, the Constitution was by WE THE PEOPLE, not by any religion what so ever. Thoes that do not like it can leave if they cannot comply with the supreme law of our country, the Constitution.

  • gpineo

    Scary!!