Communism: A history of fabricating enemies

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2717465" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Trial of so-called “rich peasants” in Russia, 1929[/caption] Rasputin, described as "the Holy Devil," moved to St. Petersburg in 1906 and began to gain more…

'Does not Israel as rightfully belong to the Jews?'

by Bill Federer -- The play "Fiddler on the Roof" recounts the story of Jewish persecution in Eastern Europe and Russia. President Abraham Lincoln, shortly after he signed the Emancipation Proclamation, met more…

Why do American oaths end with 'So help me God'?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2713275" align="aligncenter" width="600"] George Washington taking oath of office[/caption] Why has the tradition in America been for oaths to end with "So help me God"? The military's more…

What led up to 'a date which will live in infamy'?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2706655" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Franklin D. Roosevelt[/caption] "I have said this before, but I shall say it again and again and again: Your boys are not going to more…

Yes, Virginia, there really was a Santa Claus

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2706255" align="aligncenter" width="600"] St. Nicholas of Patara[/caption] Greek Orthodox tradition tells of Saint Nicholas being born around 280 A.D., the only child of a wealthy, elderly couple more…

America really was founded on the Bible

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2183125" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Signing of Declaration of Independence[/caption] A signer of the Constitution licensed to preach? This was Hugh Williamson, born Dec. 5, 1735. In 1754, he more…

What 'horrible monsters' did this missionary face?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2692515" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Père Jacques Marquette[/caption] Père Jacques Marquette ("Père" is French for "father") arrived in Quebec from France to be a missionary among the Indians. Frontenac, more…

Who treated Indians humanely through history?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1923335" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Trail of Tears[/caption] Greed and the Gospel are two threads that run through the past 2,000 years. Those motivated by greed: sold people into more…

The violent conquest of Mexico

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2689345" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Hernando Cortés[/caption] The Mayan civilization peaked around 900 A.D., then declined due to drought and internal disruptions. Centuries later, the Aztecs grew to control more…