Is America a Christian Nation?

Obama Is Wrong When He Says We're Not a Judeo-Christian Nation via US News

Obama Is Wrong When He Says We're Not a Judeo-Christian Nation
via US News

America is not a Christian nation via Salon.com

America is not a Christian nation
via Salon.com

THE BASICS: J. Randy Forbes of US News cites concepts from the Declaration of Independence acknowledging that all men "are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights" as well as the 1800 approval by Congress for use of the Capitol building as a churches evidence that America was founded as a Christian country, whereas Michael Lind of Salon.com argues that America is innately secular  since the Constitution states, "no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust in the United States" clause and since the first amendment reads, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof ..."