Here's the letter going to Beck's Executive Producer/ Head Writer:
Recently I watched a clip from the Glenn Beck Show about the moment of silence being removed from public schools. I must confess I was both shocked and disgusted with the way in which Mr. Beck conducted himself. It's not his opinion about the issue that I found so appalling, in a free society we have a right to dissent. It was his bigoted juvenile antics and use of false information to support his claims. It one thing for him to be passionate and colorful about the issue at hand. It's another to use the issue as an excuse to attack and deride a minority.
Non-believers are the largest religious minority in the country. We take up 16% of the population and are growing. That's compared to the 4.6% of the population that is all other non-Christian religions combined.
During the clip Mr. Beck and his guest suggesting that the founding fathers were all Christan and that the United States of America was founded on Christian principals.. This is simply not true. Take a look at the information and historical documents we have on this topic. It's pretty clear. America was not founded on Christianity. For example the term“wall of separation between church and state” was coined by President Thomas Jefferson in a letter written to Danbury Baptists of Connecticut in 1802. Also, Article 11 of the US treaty with Tripoli, a document signed by President John Adams in 1797, says “As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense founded on the Christian religion...”
The quote Dr. Dobson, Mr. Beck's guest during the clip, was reaching for,“...they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights...” was not in the Constitution. It was in the first sentence of the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence. It's also worth noting that in the original draft it was a far less religious statement, “All men are created equal and independent. From that equal creation they derive rights inherent and inalienable.” It's also not very good evidence for the founders being Christian. Most of them were Deists. Deists believe that the universe has a creator that does not concern himself with the daily lives of men, or communicate with them through sacred texts and revelations. When they did refer to God or a Creator they were referring to a God of nature not the Judeo-Christian God.
The spreading of misconceptions by both parties and Mr. Beck's tasteless behavior was completely unacceptable. It's unbecoming of an organization that advertises itself as fair and balanced, and it's the reason why Fox News has a reputation for having no integrity.