A myth. The Religious Right
has claimed that the founding fathers of the US
were a bunch of God
; "historian" David Barton has made a career out of "unearthing" these alleged Christian
roots. It would seem that, IRL
, these "saints" who founded the republic
were nominal Deist
s and xians, and were a fairly normal cross-section of rich and powerful men. Just like the current mix of statesmen, scoundrels, and stupidheads.
Cal Thomas on "America as a Christian Nation"