The role Christianity played in the founding period is often a subject of considerable debate, particularly for those on the Left who would want Americans to forget the founding generation. Leftists will often cherry-pick quotations that “show” the founding generation was anti-Christian or at the very least suspicious of religion in public life.
CNN published a story at 9:25 a.m. this morning titled “Haley’s path to Christianity leaves some evangelicals uneasy.” The story informs readers that Nikki Haley, who was raised a Sikh and converted to Christianity, “still attends Sikh services occasionally with her parents and extended family.” It’s clearly a trouble-making attempt to gin up controversy among Republicans where there has been almost none, and so was able to find a couple […]
After about five weeks dealing with strong heads, Benjamin Franklin, a Deist in his youth, delivered a compelling speech that is not included in most Text books concerning the framing of the Constitution at Independence Hall. The speech opened with Franklin identifying the reason for the poor progress. He related to the Men that there was a great deal lacking in human understanding. He implied an imperfection of man that required intervention of, “The Father of Lights to illuminate our understanding”. He had reminded the men that during the war of independence that they had prayed regularly to God in that very hall. He further reminded the men that all of them could remember that God had intervened on their behalves.