COTTO & CO.: This Christmas, is America really a “Christian nation”?


It’s one of the most contentious questions of our time: Is America really a “Christian nation”? Perhaps a more important matter is just what “Christian nationhood” is meant to be. Is it all about living in a majority-Christian country? On the other hand, might it be a calling for church and state to merge?

The Marquis Dr. Carl Lindgren is the immediate past secretary general to H.M. King Kigeli V of Rwanda. He is also a career academic and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, devoting much of his work to chronicling the labyrinthine history of royalty, nobility, and chivalry. Having been granted his title by the late Crown Prince Bao Long of Vietnam and knighted by numerous royal houses, he currently serves as President of the American School of Genealogy, Heraldry, and Documentary Sciences in Mississippi.

Chris Rodda is the author of Liars for Jesus, a no-holds-barred look at, among other things, historical revisionism in contemporary American religious life. She is also the Military Religious Freedom Foundation’s research developer. The MRFF is one of our country’s most notable legal action groups, focusing on the religion-related civil rights of Armed Forces members.

Both share their views on the next episode of Cotto & Company; a new thirty-minute-or-so online radio program featuring independent voices who shape our society. Regardless of partisan registration, political philosophy, or personal worldview, the goal is sharing diverse, and often innovative, ideas that we all can learn from.

I’m your host.

As with my work as a Communities Digital News journalist and nationally syndicated columnist, I hope to bring about deeper understanding of the issues which impact our society. Even if we don’t always agree, we should be able to see eye to eye.

Tune in at 6:30 PM this Sunday.



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