You replayed your interview with that hack David Barton, and I just can't let it pass without commenting.
You see, Barton is not a historian. He's a former science teacher at a fundamentalist high school with no formal training in history. Further, actual historians (people with advanced degrees in history) think very little of Barton's work. One historian described Barton thusly: "He's not a trained historian. He can be very convincing to an uninitiated audience. He's intelligent. He's well-spoken. But a lot of what he presents is a distortion of the truth..."
So Barton is a hack, but he's right up you alley, because you're a typical loud-mouthed, ignorant doofus.
Anyway, I want to take up a couple of your "logical" points.
First, you railed against the attempt to strike down California's Proposition 8 on the basis that it is unconstitutional. You figure that if a provision is in a constitution, then the people have spoken and the provision is constitutional. Wow, what sloppy reasoning! Beyond begging the question, your "argument" would allow for the tyranny of the majority!
If a proposition is Constitutional merely because the proposition is in the Constitution, then a majority of citizens can alter the Constitution in extremely problematic ways. This would allow the majority to run roughshod over the rights of the minority! Think about it this way: If the electorate of Michigan ratified a provision to the Constitution that stated all pregnant women under the age of seventeen must have an abortion, would you agree that the provision is Constitutional merely because it was in the Constitution?
Next, you proposed to test the intent of the Founding Fathers by looking at the actions they took at the time of the ratification of the Constitution. You paraded out your regular list of horribles, all in an effort to support the claim that the Founders somehow supported Christianity. But what about the other actions of the Founders that demonstrate that they were antireligious?
- Why did many of the early State Constitutions have provisions banning Clergy from holding public office? (BTW, the Tennessee Constitution of 1870 contained an exclusion of clergy provision, but this provision was made into a dead letter by a United states Supreme Court decision. This means Constitutional provisions can be unconstitutional!)
- Why did the 1797 Treaty of Peace and Friendship between the United States and the Bey and Subjects of Tripoli of Barbary, ratified by John Adams, begin with the words, "As the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion..."
- Why did President Madison veto a Bill entitled "An Act incorporating the protestant Episcopal Church in the Town of Alexandria in the District of Columbia?"
- Why did the Federal Government, in 1810, refuse to honor the sabbath by refusing to stop Sunday mail delivery?
- Why is there clause in the U.S. Constitution that states that no religious test can be required as a qualification to hold office?
Bobbo, you like to pretend that you are somehow protecting and educating you listeners. But really, you're just spreading ignorance, fear, and disinformation. Why don't you repent so you can have even a modicum of respectability?