In “Faith in America” [Nov/Dec 2009], Jack Feerick perpetuates the lie that the founders of our country were not “pious, Christian gentlemen.”
I taught history for nearly 18 years and have been a lifelong student of the subject. Here is the truth: 52 of the 55 signers of America’s Declaration of Independence were orthodox, deeply committed Christians. The other three all believed in the Bible as the divine truth, the God of scripture, and His personal intervention. It is the same Congress that formed the American Bible Society. Thomas Jefferson stated on the front of his well-worn Bible: “I am a real Christian, that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus. I have little doubt that our whole country will soon be rallied to the unit of our Creator.” He was also the chairman of the American Bible Society, which he considered his highest and most important role. Jefferson often attended midweek services in the Capitol building when he was president.
Please, Saturday Evening Post, stay true to your roots and tell the truth about our history.