As Fox News' flagship show for those Christians who reside in an alternate reality in which the United States was founded by devout Christians seeking to establish a political system governed by the Christian bible, it isn't surprising that Fox & Friends would promote those who promote this view. Such was the case last week when Clayton Morris interviewed the head of the company that, according to Fox, teaches kids the "true meaning" of July 4th which is - are ya ready for it - really a religious holiday because, of course, we are a Christian Nation.. Once again, Fox & Friends shows us why Fox viewers are misinformed because, once again, propaganda trumps reality.
Last Sunday, Clayton Morris began by citing how, for the Fourth of July, we should be teaching our children "about the true meaning behind our independence." He introduced Brad Saft, the co-founder of Learn Our History, "a company that produces animated history for kids." This is a company co-founded by Fox's Mike Huckabee who sells the DVD's on his website - "educational" videos that, in promoting a right wing spin to American history, use a cartoon image of a minority 70's mugger (In the video, St. Ronald Reagan takes care of all that lawlessness) and what might be an image of Pres. Obama in the cartoon smoke from the NY Trade Towers in a video which a right wing 9-11 family member objected to. Saft, a former Wall Street financier, talked about Independence Day's importance.
Before it was even mentioned, the chyron gave away the Fox message for the piece: "God's Role in American History, How the Bible Has Influenced America." Morris said that there were fireworks during the quest for independence and then worked in a non-sequitur John Adams quote which included the statement that independence should be commemorated as "the day of deliverance, by devotion to God." Saft made the totally batshit crazy observation that Adams was saying that July 4th is "a religious holiday." And unlike real histories which accurately portray the Founders as secular deists who sought to establish freedom from the type of government established religion seen in 17th century Britain and the American colonies, Saft said that his company seeks to focus on the religious aspect to independence because his co-founder, Mike Huckabee, feels "that there is a tremendous faith based component to American history and especially the Declaration of Independence."
He promoted the company's newest DVD, "One Nation Under God," which is important because kids need to know about "our godly past." And folks, if you want it for free, just check out the website. And if you check out Huckabee's Facebook page, you'll learn that this *DVD is about God's role in the creation of this country and that our rights and freedoms come from God.
So John Adams was a devout Christian, really? Wonder if Saft and Huckabee are aware that Adams said stuff like this:
"The question before the human race is, whether the God of nature shall govern the world by his own laws, or whether priests and kings shall rule it by fictitious miracles?"
"Thirteen governments [of the original states] thus founded on the natural authority of the people alone, without a pretence of miracle or mystery, and which are destined to spread over the northern part of that whole quarter of the globe, are a great point gained in favor of the rights of mankind."
"We should begin by setting conscience free. When all men of all religions ... shall enjoy equal liberty, property, and an equal chance for honors and power... we may expect that improvements will be made in the human character and the state of society."
"As I understand the Christian religion, it was, and is, a revelation. But how has it happened that millions of fables, tales, legends, have been blended with both Jewish and Christian revelation that have made them the most bloody religion that ever existed."
And that's just a small sample of John Adams quotes that you will never, evah hear on Fox News - America's Christian Revisionist History Network!
Check out attached "history" DVD preview.
creationism = science fact
evolution = religious belief
The American Taliban are Nuts.
Once church is over we go home, eat like pigs, get drunk, throw up, then blow shit up, in a Christian sort of way. Makes you feel all red, white & blue inside, don’t it?
And seriously- Am I the only one thinking that a first year student with a CG shader could do better than this? This looks like a bad rip-off of those cell-shaded RPGs they made at the end of the PS2’s run!