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John Wise: the man who inspired the Declaration of Independence

WASHINGTON (BP) -- Most Americans know that Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence but few know that the foundational concepts of freedom from which Jefferson drew came from the pulpit and pen of a pastor who served decades before the War of Independence: the Rev. John Wise.

FIRST-PERSON: The faith of George Washington

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--President’s Day is an excellent time to reflect on the Judeo-Christian heritage handed down to us by our Founding Fathers, and especially George Washington, the “Father of our Country.” George Washington was born Feb. 22, 1732 on a modest plantation in Virginia. The son of Augustine and Mary Washington, he was baptized into the Episcopal Church.

FIRST-PERSON: Standing for life

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Life is precious. Miraculous. Delicate. Created by a loving God who makes every human being unique. King David prayed: "My bones were not hidden from You when I was made in secret, when I was formed in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw me when I was formless; all [my] days were written in Your book and planned before a single one of them began" (Psalm 139:15-16, HCSB). God is the Author and Artist of human life.