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1892 Supreme Court Case

America as a Christian Nation

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Justice David J. Brewer
U. S. Supreme Court 1889-1910

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In 1892, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down an opinion on a case involving the Church of the Holy Trinity vs. the United States. In 1885, Congress had passed a law restricting the entry of foreigners for the purposes of gaining employment. The goal was to prevent foreign nationals from taking the jobs American citizens so desperately needed.


As a result, the Church of the Holy Trinity was not allowed to enter into contract with a Mr. E. Walpole Warren, a citizen of England, as its pastor. The case made it to the Supreme Court in January of1892. The decision was handed down in February of that same year. The Court sided with the Church.

The legal significance of the case has long passed, but it's value in documenting the Christian history of the United States lives on into the 21st century. After making various points regarding the legal issues at play in the case, Justice David J. Brewer, the author of the opinion, gave an extensive history of the United States where the Christian God and Bible are concerned, from the commission of Christopher Columbus to present day 1892.


His historical review includes such shocking statements as the following:

  • "But beyond all these matters no purpose of action against religion can be imputed to any legislation, state or national, because this is a religious people," and, 

  • "These, and many other matters which might be noticed, add a volume of unofficial declarations to the mass of organic utterances that this is a Christian nation."


His comments forever codify the true Christian history of this nation, a history far different from the one taught and embraced by secular historians across the country. For your review, the text of this decision can be accessed below via webpage and downloadable pdf (see appropriate icons). Learn from it and share its truths with others.

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