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Constitutional FAQ Answer #102

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Q102. “Much controversy is being made over the
First Amendment and religion especially in recent years. Were all the men who
wrote and signed the Constitution and the Bill of Rights Christians? If not
what other religions were there represented by this group of men?”

A. The first thing to remember is that the Bill of Rights was not written by
the Framers of the Constitution. It was drafted by
James Madison
, and then edited and finalized by Congress. I cannot tell you
the religious affiliations of all of the members of that Congress. I can say,
however, that all of the Framers were either Christian or Deist. Most were
Protestant of one denomination or another. Daniel Carroll and Thomas Fitzsimons
were Roman Catholics. See the Framers
Demographics Page
for more information on the Framers.

Last Modified: 10 Aug 2010

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