In 2007, did Barrack Obama declare that the USA "was no longer a Christian Nation"? This was in an email asking Christians to band together against Obama.
Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation – at least, not just. We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, and a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers.
See also Obama and the “Christian Nation” Quote, which says it was spoken on June 28, 2006, and says that according to his prepared remarks he was meant to say (which would have been smoother),
Given the increasing diversity of America's population, the dangers of sectarianism have never been greater. Whatever we once were, we are no longer just a Christian nation; we are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers.
The following is a link to the complete text of the speech:
It opens with his reaction to someone who claimed that, "Jesus Christ would not vote for Barack Obama. Christ would not vote for Barack Obama because Barack Obama has behaved in a way that it is inconceivable for Christ to have behaved."
At the end he shares two prayers:
- "a prayer that I might extend the same presumption of good faith to others that the doctor had extended to me"
- "a hope that we can live with one another in a way that reconciles the beliefs of each with the good of all".