First Prayer in Congress, DELETISM in American History course:
I taught this class. Book: McDougal Littell, “The Americans” page 99.
“In September 1774, the 56 delegates met in Philadelphia and drew up a declaration of rights. They defended the colonies rights to run their own affairs. They supported the protests in Massachusetts and stated that if the British used force against the colonies, the colonies should fight back.” That is it. The only thing mentioned about the first time the Congress met to discuss the problems with King George III. NOW FOR THE WHOLE TRUTH
Our Righteous Christian Founding Fathers met in Philadelphia for the first time and studied the Bible for about three hours. It was decided that Reverend Jacob Duche’ should lead them in prayer. He prayed the 35th Psalm and then prayed his own prayer. John Adams wrote a letter to his wife Abigail about the greatness of this meeting. On September 16, 1774 Adams wrote the letter.
“When the Congress first met, Mr. Cushing mad a Motion, that it should be opened with Prayer….Mr. S. Adams arose and said he was no Bigot, and could hear a Prayer from a Gentleman of Piety and Virtue, who was at the same Time a Friend to his Country…..You must remember this was the next Morning after we heard the horrible Rumour of the Cannonade of Boston. I never saw a greater Effect upon an Audience. It seemed as if Heaven had ordained that Psalm to be read on that Morning…..I must beg you to read that Psalm…
I long to see my dear Family, God bless, preserve and prosper it.
The college professors who wrote this book are complete revisionist, deleteist morons who on purpose withhold the truth from our students. A great deal of American history is whitewashed and removed from the truth.
All my Love, Marc