Most Americans believe the U.S. was founded as a Christian nation. But, is this merely a myth? Larry talks with the author of a new book claiming ‘Corporate America’ invented ‘Christian America,’ and how that has defined & divided our politics since.
How ‘One Nation’ Didn’t Become ‘Under God’ Until The ’50s Religious Revival
The words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance and the phrase “In God we trust” on the back of a dollar bill haven’t been there as long as most Americans might think. Those references were inserted in the 1950s during the Eisenhower administration, the same decade that the National Prayer Breakfast was launched, according to writer Kevin Kruse. His new book is One Nation Under God.