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View Diary: Rep. Steve King Continues To Shame Himself (117 comments)

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  •  When I read such claptrap about the "Christian" (1+ / 0-)
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    heritage dribbling down from the founders, I wonder if these fulminators know who they were.  Are they speaking of the great thinkers who penned our profound Declaration of Independence, or Common Sense?  Do they really think of Ben Franklin, Thomas Payne, and Thomas Jefferson as evangelists?
    Unbelievable manure.
    And even though there was A Christian cohort involved in the formulation of the Constitution, it was Franklin (in spite of himself) who suggested a prayer might convene each meeting of the Constitutional Congress so that all might reflect on the deep gravity of their enterprise.  There was quite a hub-bub about this notion which was nearly voted down for the truly weighty concern - cash.
    The idea of paying a cleric or religious official to recite a prayer (several pence) was too much to tolerate for a large majority.
    Christian indeed.

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