This is anticipated from Trump who needs evangelical support in swing states.
he needs them to come out and vote. We can understand that.
But an America ‘under One God’ is indeed a turn to Christian Fundamentalism.
No matter how Conservatives spin the idea of America as based on some ‘Judo-christian’ idea –
objective history actually tells us the very far sighted care, concern and anxiety of Founding fathers about this blurring of State and Church, the heady mix of religion especially christian fundamentalism’s One God One nation, as clearly Un-American. The American state will neither advocate or oppose any God, leave alone stand for One America under any One God or many.
His promise to remove Johnson’s amendment means Tax relief for Politicized Churches-
as an extension of GOP and American State.To keep tax relief going.
America will be put on a long road to become a Theocracy and christian fundamentalist state.
I dont see why it needs to a recourse to blurring of Humanist Secular State and Nation idea of religious diversity and freedom- to Defend Christian Culture.
To fight Islamic fundamentalism based Global Jihad- is it necessary the victim free societies to go beyond a Cultural defense to their respective Religious Fundamentalism?
Arent we doing here what Syed Qutub was asking Muslims under Secular Baathist regimes and royalties to be doing? A turn to Religious fundamentalism that lead to Iranian revolution and Wahaabism?
Will this stop at a mere Christian cultural assertion over the Liberal excesses and vulnerability to Jihad, and also lead to an Export of Chrsitian Wahaabism with State blessings?
Will this be like Frederich Nietzsche says a peep into abyss and abyss peeps back at you?
This overkill turn to Christian fundamentalism and evangelism must negatively impact both Jews and Hindus.
It is no better step in right direction than say Shah’s Iran turning to Islamic fundamentalism.
The unintentional fall out for India and Israel as well will be an aggressive evangelist activity with state funds and resulting avoidable frictions.
This may lead to the weakeing of Cultural alliance between Jews, Hindu-bhudhists and Christian scities facing a common mortal threat of Global Jihad and export of salafi- wahaabism.
I hope the Trump campaign understands our legitimate concerns over evangelist erosion of our religious culture both in Israel and India and bear that in mind framing Policy decisions.