Religiously Claiming Jefferson

At The American Spectator, Mark Tooley writes about how both secularists and religious conservatives lay claim to the legacy of Thomas Jefferson. David Barton, a conservative religious activist, calls Jefferson “pro-Christian and pro-Jesus” while Tooley notes how “[s]ecularists and strict separationists ardently quote Jefferson’s opposition to state churches.” Tooley writes, “Debating Jefferson and his impact on religion is a favorite American pastime.”

Read at The American Spectator

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