With the Fourth of July only days away, Americans soon will be looking to the past – to the country’s founding – for words of wisdom and inspiration.
But as is often the case, what we hear on TV and read online about the Founding Fathers isn’t always factual. In fact, if the subject is religion and the so-called separation of church and state, then seemingly everything the mainstream tells us is skewed.
On this special holiday edition of Off The Grid Radio, we separate fact from fiction in the First Amendment as we talk to Stephen Mansfield, the author of some 20 books, including Ten Tortured Words: How the Founding Fathers Tried to Protect Religion in America . . . and What’s Happened.
Those 10 words – “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion” – have been used to take down memorial crosses and Ten Commandment displays, and even to prevent schoolchildren from singing Christmas carols.
Mansfield tells us:
- How the words of the Founding Fathers have been twisted.
- The real reason the Founders wanted a religious liberty clause.
- What Thomas Jefferson and others truly believed about government and religion.
- How a forgotten Supreme Court case from 1947 wrongly changed how we view church and state.
Mansfield, who also has written books about Lincoln and Churchill, concludes by telling us how we can lead American back to the original intent of the Founders. If you’re a patriot or a lover of history, then you don’t want to miss this week’s program!