|America's Christian Heritage
I can no longer sit idle while there are those
who will try to convince the people of this country that this United States
was not founded on the Christian principals of our founding fathers.
The links below will hopefully help to bring historical truth.
As noted in the first amendment, they wanted government to not interfere with
the churches, but realized how crucial to have the church involved in government.
I will continue to add links as I find them.
The First Amendment
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,
or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech,
or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble,
and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Religion and the Founding of the American Republic
The Founding Fathers and Slavery
Even though the issue of slavery is often raised as a discrediting charge against
the Founding Fathers, the historical fact is that slavery was not the product of,
nor was it an evil introduced by, the Founding Fathers; slavery had been introduced
to America nearly two centuries before the Founders.
America Seeks God in a Time of War
During the Revolutionary War, the Continental Congress declared the first national
day of thanksgiving in America, asking that God would “inspire our Commanders both
by Land and Sea, and all under them, with that Wisdom and Fortitude which may render
them fit Instruments, under the Providence of Almighty GOD.”
Election Sermon (1788)
In this election sermon on good government, the Rev. David Parsons continues the
century-old tradition of American ministers giving a sermon before newly-elected government leaders.
George Washington's Farewell Address
As you read Washington's closing thoughts at the end of his second administration,
notice the principles that apply to all government, at all times. We have also added
an outline and a select vocabulary for your convenience.
Importance of Morality and Religion in Government
A collection of quotes from the Founding Fathers.
Letters Between the Danbury Baptists and Thomas Jefferson
This exchange is the source for the infamous phrase, the "wall of separation,"
as it pertains to the First Amendment.