Saturday, July 20, 2019

Two Founders Fight Over the Location of Their Church

When Pohick Church needed a new building, a contest developed between two prominent Virginians (and two men later to be regarded as Founders of the United States): George Mason and George Washington. Details of their contest (and its outcome: Washington won) are recorded in vestry papers recently transferred to Mount Vernon.

Much has been debated on this blog about whether George Washington was a bona fide Christian, and I’m sure that debate will continue. But one thing is certain: Washington certainly cared about the location of Pohick Church.

Here is The Washington Post article on the transfer....


Tom Van Dyke said...

"Deist" my ass.

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