To millions of Americans, it is vitally important that their president believe in God. And throughout the history of the Republic, those presidents have proclaimed that faith in public and in private.
While religion has undoubtedly been used as a political football in the rough and tumble of electoral politics, its honest presence has been a constant in the chief executive’s office since George Washington was sworn into the new office in 1789.
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Since then, there have been countless public statements from presidents on the Creator — and the country’s proper view of religion. Here, I have mixed several compilations of famous quotes by presidents concerning God, the Bible, and Christianity — all for your reading pleasure. And yes, you better believe there are a mess of bumper-sticker-able Reagan quotes. They’re pretty incredible!
Let’s take a look.