R.J. Rushdoony: ‘Is America a Christian Nation?’ (1998)

Turkey / Armenia: Armenian women and children fleeing Turkish forces during  the Armenian Genocide, c, Stock Photo, Picture And Rights Managed Image.  Pic. GBP-CPA0026388 | agefotostock

Christian Armenians in Turkey, circa 1915: flee or die

It seems strange to think of 1998, the date of Rushdoony’s essay, as 25 years ago. In some ways that’s a lot of time; in other ways, the blink of an eye.

Rushdoony’s family came to America to escape the post-World War I Armenian genocide, perpetrated by Turkey. To these refugees, America seemed like heaven.


When he asks, “Is America a Christian Nation?” Rushdoony answers from his own experience: Yes. Yes, it is. Scholars be damned, America is still a Christian nation. We need not ask the pseudo-wise if they agree. We are a Christian nation. He based that not on theory, not on other people’s writings, but on his own personal experience.

May the LORD our God equip us to keep it that way! He knows it won’t be easy.

3 comments on “R.J. Rushdoony: ‘Is America a Christian Nation?’ (1998)

  1. According to the U.S. Supreme Court in the 1940’s and since we are a secular nation, but they are not the final say on the topic, the Constitution and Declaration of Independence are. We need more Clarence Thomas’ on the Court, especially now that he is thinking about retiring.

  2. A great book dealing with the question, Is America a Christian Nation? is “The Light and the Glory,” by Peter Marshall & David Manuel.

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