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'God Bless America,' sung by gospel singers such as GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain, was not written by a Christian

'God Bless America,' sung by gospel singers such as GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain, was not written by a Christian

God Bless AmericaAs a tribute to 9/11, GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain released a music video (posted below) to the tune of God Bless America.  Sounds of screaming, crying, and news announcements, coupled with graphic images of the terror attacks and an image of a tattered American flag rippling in the wind, accompany Cain's singing.  Among other things, Cain is an amateur gospel singer who released an album, Sunday Morning.

Americans might assume that a song like God Bless America was written by a Christian.  That's not so.

It was written by the award-winning and prolific songwriter Irving Berlin in 1918 and revised in 1938.  As the Freedom From Religion Foundation notes, Berlin was a Jewish agnostic who did not believe in an afterlife.  Although he reportedly did not like Christmas, Berlin's list of hits includes White Christmas.

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