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Samuel Huntington

American History, Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian History, January Articles, Signers of Declaration of Independence

January 5, 1796 Samuel Huntington, signer of the Declaration of Independence, passed away Samuel Huntington (July 16, 1731 – January 5, 1796) was a jurist, statesman, and Patriot in the American Revolution from Connecticut. As a delegate to the Continental Congress, he signed the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of...Read more... Read more... -->

Thomas Nelson, Jr.

American History, Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian History, January Articles, Signers of Declaration of Independence

January 4, 1789 Death of Thomas Nelson, Jr. Thomas Nelson, Jr. (December 26, 1738 – January 4, 1789) was an American planter, soldier, and statesman from Yorktown, Virginia. He represented Virginia in the Continental Congress and was its Governor in 1781. He is regarded as one of the U.S. Founding Fathers since he signed the Declaration of Independence as a member of the Virginia...Read more... Read more... -->

Thomas Lynch, Jr.

American History, Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian History, Signers of Declaration of Independence

1779 Death of Signer, Thomas Lynch, Jr. Thomas Lynch, Jr. (August 5, 1749–? 1779) was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Virginia; his father was unable to sign the Declaration of Independence because of...Read more... Read more... -->

The Truth about Separation of Church and State

American History, Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian History, December Articles

Since 1947, liberal judges have reinterpreted the historical context of the First Amendment that ensured that congress (or the federal government) would not establish a state church or elevate any single denomination over any of the other Christian denominations. America’s Founding Fathers regarded the First Amendment as a guarantee that the federal government would not attempt to make any one Christian denomination the dominant and preferred denomination of the nation. Since the late 1940s (and particularly the early-1960s), liberal judges have attempted to use the First Amendment as...Read more... Read more... -->

Washington’s January 1, 1795 Thanksgiving Proclamation

American History, Presidential Proclamations

Because nearly all American colonies under British control had established state churches,[1] America’s Founding Fathers were not willing to raise issues that would unnecessarily divide them in their efforts to establish a stable government. For this reason, a promise was made not to establish a federal or national church when writing the Constitution and amended Bill of Rights. However, as the following proclamation demonstrates, America’s Founders were not ashamed of their Christian Faith. The history behind the proclamation and its observance by President Washington will...Read more... Read more... -->

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"Forasmuch as it is the indispensable duty of all men to adore the superintending providence of Almighty God; to acknowledge with gratitude their obligation to him for benefits received, and to implore such farther blessings as they stand in need of...It is therefore recommended to the legislative or executive powers of these United States, to set apart Thursday, the eighteenth day of December next, for solemn thanksgiving and praise; that with one heart and one voice the good people may express the grateful feelings of their hearts, and consecrate themselves to the service of their divine benefactor... "
– Congressional Prayer Proclamation
Journals of Congress, 9:854-855
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