While Glenn Beck and David Barton are shouting that conservatives need to take back America, a Christian filmmaker asks the question: take it back to what? A new documentary, "The Hidden Faith of the Founding Fathers" explores what the founders of the American Revolution really believed about Christianity, and the evidence is less than encouraging. If you're a Christian, that is.
The new film is the latest from independent filmmaker, Christian J. Pinto, who is known as the writer/director of the award winning series, "Secret Mysteries of America's Beginnings."
Pinto says, "This newest work really brings together so much of the research we've been unfolding. It shows further how the United States was planned from the beginning to help launch a global society, the New World Order."
When asked what role the founders played in this global agenda, Pinto said, "They set forth the doctrine of religious freedom."
"The doctrine had been designed by the Vatican and the Jesuit Order in England back in 1688," says Pinto. "Their real purpose was to empower the Church of Rome to be in a position to overthrow England. The English Protestants rejected the idea, but Rome manipulated the revolutionaries to write it into the U.S. Constitution."
And this was a bad idea? "Only if you believe the Bible," Pinto says. "Most Christians in our country don't realize that the concept of religious freedom is not biblical. It is not an inalienable right given by God. Nowhere in the Bible does God say that men have the right to worship whatever god they please."
"Religious freedom helped unite America against England, and is today being used by the Vatican to join all the world religions into a united, one world order."
Pinto says the founders not only wanted a universal belief system, but also an end of Bible based Christianity.
"The destruction of the Gospel was the desire of men like Thomas Jefferson, along with John Adams and Thomas Paine," Pinto continues. "By biblical definition, they were antichrists. They commended the morality of Jesus, but hated the teaching that He is the Son of God. Others like Washington and Franklin, while less hostile toward Christianity, sought to subvert the Gospel through universalism."
When asked why he called the founders faith "hidden," Pinto replied: "Their faith is largely hidden by the Church in America; by men like David Barton, Glenn Beck and others, who have turned these men into angels of light. Instead, Christians should be warning the world about the eternal judgment that God pronounces on such apostasy and rejection of the Gospel."