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Founding Fathers Religion

Thou Shalt Not Divide

Michael Meyerson | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Michael Meyerson

There is always a temptation to appeal to the sectarian interests of one's audience. America's leaders must resist that temptation and teach that people of all faiths, and those of no faith at all, are equally valued and respected.

WATCH: The Fascinating Story Behind President Jefferson's Secret Bible

Harry R. Rubenstein and Barbara Clark Smith | Posted 02.20.2012 | Religion

The first presidential candidate to face attack for his religious beliefs was Thomas Jefferson, in the campaign against incumbent John Adams in 1800. ...

The History Of Religious Bigotry And The American Voter

Michael Meyerson | Posted 01.18.2012 | Religion
Michael Meyerson

While selecting whom to vote for based on religion is not unconstitutional, the views of many of our nation's founders were in fact dominated by religious bigotry.

'God Of Liberty': The Role Of Religion In American Independence

Anil Mundra | Posted 09.01.2011 | Religion
Anil Mundra

America has always been religious -- and also religiously diverse. The historical narrative suggests that it's this special combination to which the United States owes its existence.

Will The Jefferson Bible Spark New Smithsonian Controversy?

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Roy Speckhardt

The Smithsonian is about to get in hot water again. But partisans on either side of the debate would do well to consult the well worn book that Jefferson compiled by hand.

Museum Restores Jefferson's Unique Bible

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) A Smithsonian museum is restoring the "Jefferson Bible," a unique volume the third president cut and p...

Glenn Beck Goes After HuffPost For Mocking A T-Shirt Quoting Washington -- But It's A Fake Quote!

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Rodda

Mr. Beck, I would never call a quote from George Washington ridiculous, but I will call the one on that t-shirt what it is -- a fake! Even your new pal David Barton tells his followers not to use this quote.