Good ol’ David Barton. He’s like the Old Faithful of dishonesty, dutifully spewing nonsense up into the air every few hours to the delight of his Christian right gawkers, who clap and cheer and reward him handsomely for it. His latest pile of manure:
Another one I’ll throw out is weather. It’s interesting in the Bible, weather patterns are often predicated on whether the people doing the right thing or the wrong thing. And if people sin against God, then you get floods, and you get storms, you get lightning, you get all your crops get destroyed, you get all sorts of things-
And of course, the most common is droughts. God says, “I’m not going to send rain, I’m not going to bless their crops or the labor of your hands.” And so drought was one of the most common things.
Which, even if you look at the United States right now, there’s a lot of states who live- I mean, California, they don’t know what to do with themselves. Now granted, some are policies, what they do with water and don’t do with water. But drought was certainly a big thing as part of the weather, as you’re mentioning. But there are all kinds of aspects of weather.
So we understood and that’s why if you look back on WallBuilders website we have a section in the library of historical documents. We have now 850 actual proclamations that we own that were issued by governors. And they could be Founding Fathers governors like John Hancock, or Sam Adams, or signers of the Declaration like all for Oliver Wolcott, or Samuel Huntington, signers of the Constitution like John- We’ve got their proclamations.And so often their proclamation says, “Man, we’ve got to have God’s help with the weather. We have to pray, and repent, and fast because something is going on wrong with the weather and our crops need rain.” We understood that.
Well, today 52 percent of Christians think that God does a really lousy job with the weather. Maybe it’s not his choice that is doing it. Maybe it’s our own sin or our own unrighteous policies. Maybe it’s because we love killing unborn kids, 60 million of them. Maybe God says, “I’m not going to bless your land when you’re doing it.”
Well, that used to be a Biblical worldview. And that’s why to hold office, the Founding Fathers said, “You can’t hold office unless you believe in a future state of rewards and punishments.” Even Ben Franklin when he wrote the 1776 Constitution of Pennsylvania, he’s one of the authors of that document. He said, “You can’t hold office unless you understand that you will answer to God, you’ll account to God.”
And then they wrote the Constitution, which outlawed all such religious tests at the federal level. So no, the founding fathers did not say you can’t hold office unless you believe in that nonsense. Just another lie from Barton, along with the inane B.S. about God sending natural disasters because women have abortions.