Huckabee gets a historical correction on his statement that the founding fathers were all men of the cloth:
During the Republican debate, Mike Huckabee said he believes one of the defining issues facing the country is the sanctity of human life. Arguing that the issue is of historical importance, he invoked the Declaration of Independence’s rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and said that most of the signers of the declaration were clergymen.
Not even close.
Only one of the 56 was an active clergyman, and that was John Witherspoon. Witherspoon was a Presbyterian minister and president of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University). Politifact.com
It’s always baffled me as to why so many on the conservative side of the political spectrum have tried to portray the founding fathers as some massive collection of devout super-Christians in the face of overwhelming historical evidence that they were anything but.