Robert Knight: U.S. Was Born a Christian Nation
August 30, 2010
ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight wrote this article appearing August 29, 2010 on CNN.com.
Will Bunch’s CNN.com tirade earlier this week against television host Glenn Beck and David Barton — the founder and president of WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization that emphasizes history’s “moral, religious and constitutional heritage” — for allegedly creating “pseudo history” reveals more about Mr. Bunch than it does about what Mr. Beck and Mr. Barton are presenting.
Mr. Bunch seems, above all, to be annoyed that many people are no longer staying on the liberal plantation of secularized American history. He offers little in the way of examples of error, just differences of opinion, such as his own assertion about “the much-debunked idea that America’s creation was rooted in Christianity.”
Much debunked? That would have been news to many of the Founding Fathers, whose biblical understanding of man as created in the image of God informed their insistence in the Declaration of Independence that people have “unalienable rights” to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”