Daily Jefferson: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson Died on July 4, 1826; Happy Independence Day!

This post is reprinted from last year on Independence Day. Seems like a fitting way to end the Daily Jefferson series. Happy Independence Day!In addition to being Independence Day, this is the day that John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died within hours of each other on July 4, 1826. On this day in 1826, former Presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, who were once fellow Patriots and then adversaries, die on the same day within five hours of each other. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams w … [Read more...]

Daily Jefferson: Thomas Jefferson’s Next to Last Words on July 3, 1826 – Is it the Fourth?

On July 3, 1826, Thomas Jefferson was near death. According to the Monticello website, three men were with him at various times during those last hours: "Robley Dunglison, the attending physician; Thomas Jefferson Randolph, Jefferson's grandson; and Nicholas Trist, the husband of Jefferson's granddaughter,Virginia Randolph." According to all three men, Jefferson's next to last words related to July 4th. He wondered if he had made it to Independence Day. According to the Monticello article, Ra … [Read more...]

Marty Duren on Patriotic Church; Ed Young Are You Reading?

If Ed Young, pastor of Fellowship Church in Texas isn't reading this op-ed by Marty Duren in WaPo, he should be.Ed Young is going to have Mormon Glenn Beck in this weekend to teach his congregation providential theological history. Beck says he isn't going to teach theology but a providential view of the founding era is theology in the LDS church. Young's going all in.Surely, he isn't alone. David Barton is probably speaking somewhere at some church.In his article, Duren notes that … [Read more...]

Will the Former Executive Elders of Mars Hill Church Face a RICO Lawsuit?

If Bob Sluys has his way, the necessary funds will be raised and a group of plaintiffs will bring the RICO lawsuit. For  more on the suit's logic see this prior post (here also). Sluys created a video outlining the reasons he believes make the suit necessary. Watch:About half of what is needed has been raised.The church is apparently still disposing of assets without a public accounting of the Global Fund and where the disposed assets have gone.The plaintiffs offered (and p … [Read more...]

Daily Jefferson: Why July 2 Could Have Been Independence Day

Thomas Jefferson wanted the fact that he authored the Declaration of Independence on his tombstone. Even though his work was edited, he is credited with the authorship. The favorable vote for independence was conducted by Congress on July 2, 1776. According to the National Archives website: Independence Day Should Have Been July 2 –July 2, 1776 is the day that the Continental Congress actually voted for independence. John Adams, in his writings, even noted that July 2 would be remembered in the … [Read more...]

Former Gospel for Asia Staff Respond to K.P. Yohannan’s Donor Letter: GFA Leaders Never Followed Through

Yesterday, I posted an email that Gospel for Asia donor services is sending to donors about the recent controversies, many of them disclosed on this blog. Today, the former staff have posted a response to the question: Is Diaspora willing to meet with GFA?The letter from GFA CEO K.P. Yohannan did not address the questions about GFA's financial dealings but did indicate that the former staff (now around 100) were to blame for lack of face-to-face meetings. This reply provides the other side … [Read more...]

Glenn Beck Defends His Appearance at Ed Young’s Fellowship Church; Are America’s Founders Mormon?

Last night, Glenn Beck came to Ed Young's defense. In a Facebook posting, Beck said Young is brave because he is "someone who's willingness to come under attack should be commended." Beck added:Ed Young is the pastor of fellowship church here in Texas. It is a family of churches that he shepherds from here in Texas to Florida and all the way to London. He is currently taking a beating for inviting me to speak at his church all three sessions this weekend.I first blogged about the … [Read more...]

Daily Jefferson: Getting Ready for Independence Day Celebrations – July 1

Monticello has a nice page with quotes about Thomas Jefferson and Independence Day activities.  Here are July 1 entries:1806 July 1. (Jefferson to Thomas Digges). "He [Jefferson] will be happy to see Mr. Digges and his friends on the fourth of July, and to join in congratulations on the return of the day which divorced us from the follies and crimes of Europe, from a dollar in the pound at least of six hundred millions sterling, and from all the ruin of Mr. Pitt's administration."[12] 1808 J … [Read more...]


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