There was a "letter to the editor" in the OD recently, "United States was designed to be a diverse nation," that argued that Hobby Lobby was doing a "disservice" to various religious groups by claiming that the United States was a Christian country. This letter bothered me.
Although the writer correctly points out that the Constitution prevents our government from establishing an official religion or prohibiting people from practicing their religion, the writer ignores the facts (1) that the nation's founders were primarily Christian, (2) that their religious beliefs shaped their view of human rights, and (3) that our founding documents must be viewed from the perspective of those beliefs to be properly understood.
In that sense, while carrying no official religion, America IS a Christian nation because Judeo-Christian values are woven throughout our system of laws.
Contrary to the title of the letter-to-the-editor, the United States was not "designed to be a diverse nation" as the Constitution is neutral on the subject. To accept such a premise opens us up to accepting things (such as Sharia Law) under the guise of "religious freedom" that go against our laws and our culture as an American people. Great Britain and France have already gone down that road by embracing "diversity" to the extreme, and now are not only in danger of losing their own cultures, but the safety and tranquility of their citizenry.
Hobby Lobby is trying to remind us of the Christian underpinnings of our system of government, which are the underpinnings of our culture. That is a great service to the American public.