My response to why I voted for a “Christian Invocation”:
The Treaty of Paris concluded our war for independence. That treaty begins with, “In the Name of the most Holy & undivided Trinity.”
The first prayer in Congress concluded with “All this we ask in the name and through the merits of Jesus Christ Thy Son and our Saviour, Amen.”
Chief Justice Joseph Story wrote, “The real object of the First Amendment was not to countenance, much less to advance [Islam], or Judaism, or infidelity, by prostrating Christianity; but to exclude all rivalry among Christian sects [denominations], and to prevent any national ecclesiastical establishment which would give to an hierarchy the exclusive patronage of the national government.”
I am not saying anything that a Supreme Court Justice from the early 1800’s has not already said. Our heritage is a Christian heritage. State constitutions are full of references to the God of the Bible. Any honest student of history will find the fingerprints of Jesus Christ all over America. Most importantly, it is a biblical stance and God will bless the nation that honors Him (Psalm 33:12).