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Our mission is to re-establish the presence and influence of the Bible into American public schools.

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Our Godly American Heritage
Mission Statement

      We do have a Godly heritage in
         America, but we have been

      3% of the American population
         has taken away our Godly

      We must get involved to regain
         our heritage.

      We seek to protect everyone's
          1st Amendment rights;
          whether they are religious,
          secular, atheistic or any other
          set of beliefs.

Bible - Proverbs 29:18
Amplified Version
Where there is no vision (no redemptive revelation of God), the people perish; but he who keeps the law [of God, which includes that of man] -- blessed (happy, fortuante, and enviable) is he.

George Washington's Farewell Address
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars."

America was founded upon Christian principles which are obvious in the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Unfortuantely, some people have turned their backs on God and live their lives according to what is right in their own eyes. This type of social decay was mentioned several times in the Book of Judges and the people suffered the consequences of their actions.

The current political administration is trying to remove The Constitution and replace it with what President Obama calls "The Rule of Law." This takes away individual liberties and freedoms and gives the government more power.

Ronald Reagan
The federal government has taken too much money from the people, too much authority from the states, and too much liberty from the Constitution.

George Washington: "A primary object…should be the education of our youth in the science of government. In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important? And what duty more pressing…than…communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?"

Benjamin Franklin: "A nation of well informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins."

Thomas Jefferson: "Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty."

Chuck Seldon
Died Sunday, March 4, 2018
Obituary Page

This Web site is the result of a conversation that was first discussed in a parking lot during a random meeting between Chuck Seldon and myself back in 2008. Chuck and I discussed the importance of America's Godly American Heritage and I offered to create a Web site to distribute information regarding this topic.

Although Chuck is no longer with us, the Web site remains dedicated to the goal of re-establishing the presence and influence of the Bible into American public schools. Feel free to contact me directly to continue and support this goal.

Russ Howell
Please write "Godly American Heritage"
in the Subject Line.

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Learn more about the
      Idaho Bible Initiative

      * We are still working with the Idaho Legislature to encourage them to pass a law that would accomplish the same objectives as the citizen initiative since the initiative did not make it on the ballot.

      * We suggest that all Idaho citizens contact their local legislators and ask them to help sponsor a bill to get the Bible back in the public school.

    Dear Bible    

We have great news for you! Our Godly American Heritage Foundation, located in Boise, Idaho, has permission from the Idaho State Board of Education to teach the Bible in the public schools of Idaho. The proposal must be presented to each school district individually for their school board's approval. According to the National Counsel on Bible Curriculum, ninety-five percent of the school districts that have heard this proposal have adopted it.

This permission was given in a letter from the administrator in charge of curriculum at that time. He has since left the Boise School District and shortly after that permission was given, the superintendant over him at that time denied us that permission to put the Bible in public schools. She sent me another letter; I have both letters and the second letter denied the first letter.

The good news is she retired and Tom Luna, the current Superintendant of Public Instruction of the State of Idaho, is in agreement with our project.

In 2008, we made a presentaton to the House of Representatives but we were not allowed to be even put on the agenda of the Senate even though more than forty other states are moving in this direction. You should ask your legislator about this situation and why they have not moved our state in this direction. They have received a set of several Green Sheets in '08 that explained the project to them. So, ask them if they have done their 'Homework.' If not, you should take that into consideration next time you vote. Remember, according to a Gallop Pole, 85% of Americans are Bible believing people! George Washington and the other Founding Fathers of our nation have made it very clear that our nation cannot survive without the Bible as the foundation of all areas (education, law, government, the market place, media, Wall Street, etc.. We are seeing the results; greed and corruption at all levels. Newt Gingrich and several other key legislators and educators are advising us to get out an initiative and get 50,000 signatures for this project in Idaho over the next 2 years. We can then move forward. We need your Help! Come to the seminar listed in your Intermountain Christian News, Page 6. See you there! Call Chuck Seldon if you have questions: 208-954-2788.



More than forty states in the United States are currently offering the Bible in public schools. List

The assistance of all families who believe in the Bible is needed in order to make this happen in our state and throughout the nation. I believe this was the intention of our Founding Fathers and would solicit your help in getting back on track. According to the Supreme Court of the United States of America, the Bible can be taught as an elective credit in History or as Literature Art.

Recently on Fox News, it was reported that 52 school districts in Texas are implementing the teaching of the Bible in public schools for credit as an elective as History, Literature or Art. "Praise the LORD", we are getting back to the God of our Founding Fathers.

Our Godly American Heritage Foundatin has placed materials in the Boise public libraries to assist parents, teachers, and students discover for themselves that the goal of our Founding Fathers, when they established public education in 1635 in the New England colonies, was to make the Bible the foundation of education. These books, DVDs and videotapes are available to you and your family. They may be found listed under the author, David Barton.

We have 5,000 signatures and now we need 50,000 signatures. Mission Media, the Keep the Commandment Coalition, as well as Generation Life have offered to provide assistance. The non-profit foundation called "Our Godly American Heritage" is sponsoring the effort.

What did our Founding Fathers say?

George Washington's
Farewell Address

has been removed from school textbooks due to its Christian emphasis.

"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars."

1st Amendment

The 1st Amendment never intended to separate Christian principles from government.

1st Amendment: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."

The phrase "Separation of church and state" appears in NO founding document.

1789 - U.S. Congressional Records - June 7-Sept.25,1789: Clearly show the intent of the First Amendment: Not to have one denomination running the nation (We do not want in America what we had in England). This did not call for separation of Church and State.

1799 - Runkel vs. Winemiller: "By our form of government, the Christian religion is the established religion; and all sects and denominations of Christians are placed on the same equal footing."

Once again, the intent was not to have one religious denomination running the government.

Separation Of Church And State

The phrase "separation of church and state" does not appear in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights or any of the Amendments.

1800 - Thomas Jefferson is attributed with the origin of the phrase: "Separation of church and state."

A letter to Benjamin Rush - Sept.23, 1800 - President Jefferson committed himself to not allow any denomination to achieve the "establishment of a particular form of Christianity."

Danbury Baptists wrote to Jefferson - Nov.7, 1801 - They were concerned that "free exercise of religion" appeared in the First Amendment. To them, this implied the government had the power to regulate religious expression. They believed that freedom of religion was a God-granted, unalienable right, and that the government should be powerless to restrict religious activities unless those activities caused someone to "work ill to his neighbor."

Jefferson's response - Jan.1,1802: "The free exercise of religion was an unalienable right and not be meddled with by the government. The First Amendment has erected a wall of separation between church and state."

Jefferson's letter is quoted out-of-context today without regard to its original intent.

What Is Unconstitutional?

When the courts declare something to be unconstitutional, they are inferring that the Founding Fathers would have opposed it.

James Wilson: Signer of the Constitution & original Justice of the Supreme Court: Human law must rest its authority ultimately upon the authority of that law which is Divine. Far from being rivals or enemies, religion and law are twin sisters. Indeed, these two sciences run into each other. The Divine law ... forms an essential part of both."

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The Majority Rule Is Lost

1962 - Abington vs. Schemp:

The court reported that only 3% of the nation did not believe in religion or God.

The "Unconstitutional" Prayer was inconsistent with the beliefs of 97% of the country.

The court sided with the 3% minority against the majority of the nation.

The philosophy of the 3% would now become the philosophy by which the 97% would have to conduct its affairs.

George Washington praying at Valley Forge

President Ronald Reagan

President Ronald Reagan, on May 6, 1982, said, "The most sublime picture in American history is of George Washington on his knees in the snow at Valley Forge. That image personifies a people who know that it is not enough to depend on our own courage and goodness; we must also seek help from God, our Father and Preserver."


Video Tape: 60 minutes
David Barton
P.O. Box 397, Aledo, Texas 76008
Phone: (817) 441-6044

"America's Godly Heritage" is a film narrated by David Barton which discusses the original intent of America's Founding Fathers and how that intent has been changed by recent legislation. America's Constitution was written for a religious people, and now the challenge to remove God and religion from our public affairs has threatened the security of our nation.

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