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Karl Rove: It’s ‘Offensive’ To Say We Are A Christian Nation

By Alex Seitz-Wald  

"Karl Rove: It’s ‘Offensive’ To Say We Are A Christian Nation"

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Social conservatives often insist the U.S. was founded to be a “Christian nation,” and they accuse progressives and President Obama of undermining these supposedly core values. But leading conservative strategist Karl Rove called the notion that the U.S. is Christian “offensive” on Fox News last night. “We are based on the Judeo-Christian ethic, we derive a lot from it, but if you say we’re a Christian nation, what about the Jews, what about the Muslims, what about the non-believers?” Rove said the president, in one of his books, inaccurately quoted Rove as calling the U.S a “Christian nation,” a misquote he was clearly offended by. Watch it:

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