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Copyright Friday, July 4, 2003 12:00 AM CST

By Dr. Michael J. Bisconti for Protestant America


Updated June 3, 2005 8:11 AM CST

Copyright June 3, 2005 8:11 AM CST

By Dr. Michael J. Bisconti for Protestant America




Protestant America defends all decent, law-abiding Americans, irregardless of whether or not they are Protestant.  However, history proves that America is better off when the majority of its population is Protestant.  Our first president, George Washington, was a Protestant.  In fact, all of the founding fathers – Washington, Jefferson (Jefferson was NOT a deist), Franklin, Adams, etc., etc. – were Protestant.  Furthermore, the population of the Thirteen Colonies during the time of the Revolutionary War was almost completely (about 99%) Protestant.  We note that you will find a number of websites on the Internet that attempt to distort and mislead people about these and a number of other facts.  See the America & Protestantism Database, which contains the answers to over one million questions and refutes the false claims made by these websites.


Let us clarify the meaning of the word “Protestant.”  The modern (present-day) word “Protestant” means nothing more than “someone who is a Christian and who is not a Roman Catholic.”  The historical (past) meaning of the word “Protestant” is only used by historians and acadamecians (teachers).  You can find the historical meaning of the word “Protestant” in many sources.  We note in passing, using the modern meaning of the word “Protestant,” that there were Protestants BEFORE the Roman Catholic Church was formed.