Did George W. Bush bring about the most faith based Administration in American History? Or is there reliable documentation of Faith in the White House, from George Washington to George W. Bush? Have there been national leaders who were willing to publicly state and actively promote, not just religion, but Christianity as a fundamental precept of their administrations.
This program explores what other Presidents have had to say about faith and how, or if it has been woven in to the fabric of the Nation. Was George W. Bush the first major political figure willing to admit he was firmly fixed in the principles of Christianity? Our review of history would seem to suggest exactly the opposite. George Washington: “It is impossible to rightly govern in the world without God and the Bible.” John Adams: I consider a decent respect for Christianity among the best recommendations for public service. Abraham Lincoln: It is the duty of nations as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God. Thomas Jefferson: God who gave us life gave us liberty.
All of these great leaders turned to God for guidance. Interestingly, the historic record does not mention a single instance of a general uprising against any show of faith by any President except George W. Bush. What is different today? Faith in the White House demonstrates how this nation appears to have strayed away from its roots.