Why should we care about our history?

After over a year in the making, I was finally blessed with the opportunity to do something I never thought I’d do.  Monday, June 6 was the first meeting of “The Role of Faith in the American Revolution”, at Brooklake Community Church, in Federal Way, WA.

When I say I never thought I’d ever do it, it’s because while growing up I never liked history.  It was always taught in such a way that was uninteresting to me.  I didn’t see the relevance to today and honestly I didn’t care what a bunch of men in wigs did, over 200 years ago.  It wasn’t until I started hearing things about our history that I’d never heard, that I got interested like never before.  In fact, I can’t get enough.  It took me a long time to narrow down the curriculum simply because there was so much evidence that America is indeed a Christian nation.  I had to do something about this because I felt so cheated.  I needed to make it right and share this rich history with anyone who would listen.

There were 8 people in attendance, including myself.   I was overwhelmed at the turnout because when I signed up to lead this group I was told not to expect much because people have a hard time committing to small groups in the summertime.  My brother, James, who has always been a huge force of support for me, as well as a cache of faith-based knowledge, was in attendance.  As were a few other familiar faces from past groups I’d joined last quarter.  I also met three new faces who were hungry for the truth about our roots.  It was a lively discussion that could have gone on for hours and I’m so grateful to everyone in attendance.  It was the beginning of something much greater than myself.

Did you know that a man named Joseph Hayne Rainey who was born into slavery, became the first African American Speaker of the House in 1874?  Or, did you know that before the Declaration of Independence was written (1773) the Founders moved toward abolishing slavery only to have the King veto those laws?  Did you know that 24 of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence held what today would be considered Bible school degrees?  This is important history.  And it’s being erased.

The 1st 6 African American Congressmen & Senator

The 1st 6 African American Congressmen & Senator

Our next meeting is on June 20 where we’ll be discussing the real story behind the so-called “wall of separation between church and state”.  It’s up to us to teach this history to our children.  The schools, even if they want to, cannot do it because of the very thing we’ll be discussing.  If you have any questions, please contact me by e-mail at pacificthinktees@gmail.com.

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