In Newspaper Rant, Pastor Dreams of Nation In Which Non-Christians Are Banished

Oct 11, 2017

By Hemant Mehta

The best and worst thing about local newspapers is that anyone gets a chance to be published. That means people like Dr. Robert Lewis, the pastor at Solon Road Baptist Church in Waxahachie, Texas get a chance to share their views on how all non-Christians shouldn’t be in the country.

His letter begins with a claim that we live in a nation “Under God,” like in the Pledge of Allegiance. Referring to the Founding Fathers writing the Constitution, he says he doesn’t “know anybody who could have done it without being ‘Under God.’”

I guess no one told him the words were only inserted into the Pledge in 1954, that many of the Founding Fathers were Deists or non-religious, and that religion was purposely left out of the Constitution except to say it couldn’t be forced upon anyone by the government and that it couldn’t be a legal deal-breaker for political office.

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4 comments on “In Newspaper Rant, Pastor Dreams of Nation In Which Non-Christians Are Banished

  • @OP – I guess no one told him the words were only inserted into the Pledge in 1954, that many of the Founding Fathers were Deists or non-religious,

    He’s a pastor!!! They usually think by preconceptions of faith” not investigations into real history!



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  • Pastor Lewis ought to read a history book for a change and I don’t mean that faux history book called the Bible. Try reading a decent secular book on American history and he may discover that the founding fathers were for the most part secular and that the settlers that got off the Mayflower were religious fanatics and some merchants as well. Is Pastor Lewis confusing these two groups?

    Mayflower passengers – Christian fundamentalists

    Founding Fathers – Secular revolutionaries.

    Big difference. Get it right pastor!



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  • I’d love to see a follow up rebuttal article that asks his “flock” to self examine and really decide if this is the type of mentality that they’d be proud to follow.

    Although many would probably say yes, perhaps it could actually cost him numbers in his congregation (and money in his pocket).

    As a corollary, I love that his out dated, neanderthal rantings were featured in a newspaper! 80-90% of my high school students have literally never picked one up. It’s a perfect vehicle for his luddite views.



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