United News and Information's interview of A Nation under
God's author, Clifton, will air the week of Feb. 20-26.
There is also a religious song lyrics writing
contest this month.
2005 in response to Michael anti-pledge Supreme Court case,
33-year-old Clifton wrote a book of religious music
lyrics as well as quotes by every President and
state of the USA, officially acknowledging religion and God.
"I wanted to help America see the depth of our religious
songs with lyrics," Clifton said. "It is as wide as every
state, and the depth goes back to our founding and beyond."
Clifton says the church-state war is, in a large part, a
product of religious song ignorance.
"When Christianity and religious song tablature was taken
out of the classroom, it produced a division in Christian
society," Clifton reports. "Christians and religious groups
grew up hearing of the religious song heritage of America in
their churches and houses. Meanwhile, non-religious lyrical
students heard nothing about it. Therefore, today, religion
in government is seen as threatened by the religious
lyrics and is seen as a new injection of a
religious song by the non-religious."
Clifton says that the only way to fix this is by
Christian song lyrics speaking
out. “Christians do not speak up about our national songs
and religious heritage, who will remind Christian America.
Most classrooms are afraid to even mention religion in their
classrooms out of fear of legal bills and bad public
relations. However, it is in the area of education that the
battle must be fought.”