Pagan Soup: Gay Founding Fathers, Ivo Dominguez Jr. and Paganish Movies

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The Founder of the US Army was Gay?Cara Schulz brought this fantastic bit of trivia to my attention: Von Steuben was an able field commander and was Chief of Staff to Washington. His efforts during, and after the war, were of such value that Congress gave him a yearly pension of $2500 a year, which was a large sum of money in those days. When he died, he left everything to General Benjamin Walker and Captain William North, who had served as his aides-de-camp during the war, both of … [Read more...]

Voting By Faith in 2012: The Founding Fathers Couldn’t Get Elected Today

Evangelicals crack me up. They really do. I have friends and family who are Evangelical and they say the darnedest things. There may be no two more distant points on the religious spectrum than a Pagan and an Evangelical, particularly when it comes to politics. Right now Evangelicals seem to be in a tizzy over whether or not they can support a *gasp* Mormon for president.I know this is a big deal to them, because they see Mormons as so theologically different from themselves, even though … [Read more...]

Pagan Inclinations of the Founding Fathers

What a great thing it is, to live in a country founded on principles of freedom, especially religious freedom. Despite those who would rewrite history, the United States of America is "not in any sense founded on the Christian religion": a statement approved by George Washington himself. In fact, many of the building blocks of early American government rest on solid Pagan foundations.Am I saying the Founding Fathers were Pagans? No, they were mostly Deists with a good sprinkling of nature … [Read more...]

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