Kirk Cameron spoke at the Values Voters Summit and wondered why he wasn’t taught in school that the founding fathers based this nation on the “ancient Hebrew republic under Moses.” Well Kirk, you weren’t taught that because it’s utter nonsense.
The only source he cites is the journal of William Bradford, who founded the Plymouth Colony in what is now Massachusetts. This is the common trick that Christian nation frauds use, citing the founding documents of the original colonies as though they were the founding documents of the country. But the Constitution could hardly be more different from the theocratic societies that existed in the early colonies. I have no doubt that Bradford was influenced by the Old Testament when he set up his little theocracy, but the Constitution is a direct repudiation of those ideas.
In the Plymouth Colony, for example, church attendance was mandatory; that could hardly be more different from the principle of religious freedom enshrined in the First Amendment. When it later merged with the Massachusetts Bay Colony, it became even worse, where even being the wrong kind of Christian — Baptist, Quaker, Catholic — could land one in jail, in exile or put to death. This is the model that the Christian Nation folks praise as being so godly.