Video: Faith 102


Are They Secular Founders?
with Professor David Barton

Today’s revisionists and secular progressives regularly point to America’s two least religious Founding Fathers (Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin) as proof that the rest of the 200+ Founders were atheists, agnostics, or deists. Yet those critics rarely cite specific actions of Jefferson or Franklin to prove their point, they just vaguely invoke the two individuals as sufficient proof. Ironically, the specific actions of both Jefferson and Franklin regarding public religious expressions horrify the secular left. Learn why even America’s least religious Founders cannot be used to justify a secular public square.

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Faith 102 - Recommended Reading
  • William Jackson Johnson, George Washington the Christian (New York: The Abingdon Press, 1919) (Google Books, at: link)
  • David Barton, The Bulletproof George Washington (WallBuilders Press, 2009) (at: link; book and dramatized audio read by veteran Hollywood actor Dean Jones)
  • David Barton, Benjamin Rush: Signer of the Declaration of Independence (WallBuilders Press, 1999) (at: link)
  • Benson J. Lossing, Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence (Reprint of an 1848 book) (at: link)
  • Wives of the Signers (Reprint of a 1912 book) (at: link)
  • John Quincy Adams, Letters of John Quincy Adams to His Son on the Bible and its Teachings (Auburn, NY: Derby, Miller, & Co., 1848) (Google Books, at link)
  • Dr. James H. Hutson, Religion and the Founding of the American Republic (Washington, D. C.: Library of Congress, 1998) (at Amazon: link)
  • Dr. John Eidsmoe, Christianity and the Constitution: The Faith of our Founding Fathers (Baker, 1995) (at Amazon: link)

Website Articles

  • “A Few Declarations of Founding Fathers and Early Statesmen on Jesus, Christianity, and the Bible” (at WallBuilders: link)
  • “Church and the US Capitol” (At WallBuilders: link)
  • “Founding Fathers on Creation and Evolution” (At WallBuilders: link)
  • “Separation Church and State” (At WallBuilders: lnk)
  • “The Treaty of Tripoli” (At WallBuilders: link)
  • “Franklin’s Appeal for Prayer At the Constitutional Convention” (At WallBuilders: link)
  • “Thomas Jefferson and Religion At the University of Virginia” (At WallBuilders: link)
  • “Was George Washington a Christian?” (At WallBuilders: link)
  • “The Founders and Public Religions Expressions” (At WallBuilders: link)
  • “Is Obama Correct Is America No Longer a Christian Nation?” (At WallBuilders: link
  • “Celebrate Thanksgiving in America” (At WallBuilders: link)
  • “James Madison and Religion in Public” (At WallBuilders: link)

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