This song almost became our national anthem

by Bill Federer -- "O Beautiful, For Spacious Skies, For Amber Waves of Grain ..." Almost chosen as the national anthem in 1926, "America the Beautiful" was written by Katherine Lee Bates, more…

America's fight against creeping atheism

by Bill Federer -- In an attempt to warn the nation, the Democrat congressman from Florida, Albert S. Herlong, Jr., read into the U.S. Congressional Record, Jan. 10, 1963, the list of more…

Things you never knew about Herbert Hoover

by Bill Federer -- Herbert Hoover was born Aug. 10, 1874. His Quaker mother taught Sunday School and spoke at Friend's meetings before dying when he was ten. Hoover lived on an more…

'A religious awe seemed to pervade the country'

by Bill Federer -- In his "Memorandum Book," Jefferson noted: "I have subscribed to the building of an Episcopalian church, two hundred dollars; a Presbyterian church, sixty dollars, and a Baptist church, more…

'Bible reading is an education in itself'

by Bill Federer -- Camelot and King Arthur's court, knights of the Round Table, Guinevere, Sir Lancelot, Sir Galahad and the search for the Holy Grail. ... Our imaginations soar with history more…