America (North) was settled predominantly by Europeans, ok? and I believe, there was no other religion in Europe throughout that time. So, we have either Protestant denominations, Catholic, Jewish, or agnostic/atheist.
Breaking it down a little further, the majority ethnic European groups were English, Scots, Irish, German, Dutch, French and Spanish. Most of the Irish and all of the Spanish were Catholic. English were mixed, but primarily Protestant. Germans were mixed, Catholic and Lutheran. Dutch were mostly Protestant. French were a small part, but it depended on whether they came down from Canada (Canada) or France-England (Huguenot). Scots were mixed and again, it depended on when they came over and where. Quite a few Catholic Scots came over after Culloden in 1743 and settled in the Carolinas. Jews were a small minority. Atheists and Agnostics were more likely to be in the "intellectual" crowd, but they were still a product of a Christian society (their mama and papa, grandmother, grandpa, etc, etc
So, how in the world is it NOT to say that our foundations were not Judeo-Christian when that was the only culture known to most of the 13 Colonies????
From this article, which complete debunks the straw man that you are attempting to build.Originally Posted by Thomas Jefferson
On the other hand, fairy tales are very nice. I like the one where Chewbacca rides a squirrel into battle, and defeats the Nazis during WWII.
The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016
Ok, This might be interesting....On killing Infidels...
On lying to infidels.Qur'an (4:76) - "Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah…"
Qur'an (4:89) - "They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them; and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks."
On the treatment of Women..."Allah will not call you to account for thoughtlessness (vain) in your oaths, but for the intention in your hearts; and He is Oft-forgiving, Most Forbearing." Surah 2:225
The Islamic punishments have encouraged a culture of violence against women, especially within the family and has spilled into violence against children. This has been commented upon by many within the country . . . The fact that men receive a lighter punishment if they commit a violence against women undoubtedly encourages such violence. We saw how women could be killed with impunity during alleged adultery. Stoning to death for adultery, although technically admissible for both sexes, has also been carried out mainly against women.The Quran in Sura 4:34 says: If you fear highhandedness from your wives, remind them [of the teaching of God], then ignore them when you go to bed, then hit them. If they obey you, you have no right to act against them. God is most high and great.
The Quran in Sura 4:24 says:
And forbidden to you are wedded wives of other people except those who have fallen in your hands (as prisoners of war) . . .
So yeah, let's do compare religious verses....
But better yet, let's get back on topic. The board may have well voted to authorize this direct insult by Islamic terrorists, but I can only hope that not one crew from this country agrees to build it.
Back on topic...the New York Times notes that opposition to the Mosque increases based upon distance from it.
Park51, the proposed mosque near Ground Zero : The New Yorker
Where the “Ground Zero mosque” is concerned, opposition is roughly proportional to distance, even in New York. According to a recent poll, Manhattanites are mostly for it, Staten Islanders mostly against. Community Board No. 1 endorsed it, twenty-nine to one. That’s the council that represents a corner of Manhattan that includes both Park51 and the 9/11 site—and us, too, in the not too distant future. The New Yorker is set to move from 4 Times Square to 1 World Trade Center, once it gets built. Opinion here is divided, depending on whether one’s subway ride will be longer or shorter. No one has a problem with Park51.
That should have been the end of it, but it isn’t. The midterm elections loom. Locally, partisanship—Republican partisanship, to be specific—trumps propinquity. The two leading Republican candidates for governor of New York have made the “Ground Zero mosque” an issue, urged on by Rudy Giuliani, the ex-mayor, and by George Pataki, the ex-governor. Nationally, opposition to Park51 is rapidly becoming a matter of Republican discipline and conservative orthodoxy. By the end of last week, John McCain had joined his former running mate’s chorus. (“Obviously my opinion is that I’m opposed to it.”)