Below is just a sampling of the many court rulings in America that have recognized the importance of Christianity in America.
Special thanks to Bill Federer and his book Backfired.
Maryland Supreme Court, 1799, Runkel v. Winemiller:
“By our form of government, the Christian religion is the established religion; and all sects and denominations of Christians are placed upon the same equal footing, and are equally entitled to protection in their religious liberty”
Massachusetts Grand Jury, 1802, appointed by Nathaniel Freeman:
“The laws of the Christian system, as embraced by the Bible, must be respected as of high authority in all our courts and it cannot be thought improper for the officers of such government to acknowledge their obligation to be governed by its (the Bible’s) rule… ”
Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 1824, Updegraph v. Commonwealth:
“Christianity, general Christianity, is and always has been part of the common law…the laws and institutions…are built of the foundation of reverence for Christianity.”
Massachusetts Supreme Court, 1838, Commonwealth v. Abner Kneeland:
“The First Amendment embraces all who believe in the existence of God, as well…as Christians of every denomination…This provision does not extend to atheists, because they do not believe in God or religion; and therefore…their sentiments and professions, whatever they may be, cannot be called religious sentiments and professions.”
Supreme Court of South Carolina, 1846, City of Charleston v. S.A. Benjamin, in maintaining that secular store should be closed on Sunday –
“Christianity is a part of the common law of the land”