Myth: The founding fathers of the Americas were Christian. They are also believed by many to have put the ten commandments in the courthouses and instituted the words “under God” and the pledge of allegiance.
Historian Richard B. Morris in 1973 identified the following seven figures as the key Founding Fathers: John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay,Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington.
- John Adams
- Benjamin Franklin – Deist
- Alexander Hamilton
- John Jay
- Thomas Jefferson – Deist
- James Madison
- George Washington – Pantheist
Fact: Even if we insist they were religious, these men were not Fundamentalists. They believed in no religion dominating their daily life. They believed so strongly in separatingreligion and government that they wrote this need down. This was a priority for them for establishing their government. The church of England left a…
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