Thomas Jefferson believed that a rational form of religion would take root in America. Was he ever wrong. To hear the Religious Right tell it, men like George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison were 18th-century versions of Jerry Falwell in powdered wigs and stockings. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Despite what many citizens and current government officials believe, the United States of America is not a Christian nation. In fact, founding fathers’ religion could even be classified as Deism.