American Vision ran an ad on Facebook for the republication of The Christian Life and Character of the Civil Institutions of the United States. The ad went to a broader audience. Some historical crazies responded. Keep in mind that no one who had responded had read the 1000-page book that is filled with original source documentation. It’s easy to argue a case when you are ignorant and assume others are equally ignorant.
One person accused American Vision of not understanding of the First Amendment and its no establishment of religion statement. The prohibition is addressed to Congress: “Congress shall make no law…” It does not say anything about religion, in particular the Christian religion, not having an impact on the nation’s civil institutions. The facts show that Christianity did have an impact on our nation’s founding, from the state constitutions and proclamations and its many laws and its reference to Jesus Christ and Sabbath observance in the Constitution.