And on the same note, the great Christopher Hitchens explains why America is not a Christian nation.
A disclaimer, I don't know where Hitchens got the information that Ben Franklin was an atheist, but I'm pretty sure he's wrong, unless he's lumping deism and atheism in the same category. But in fairness, like most of the founders, he would have been an atheist if he knew about Darwin. Those guys didn't even know animals went extinct. President Jefferson told Lewis and Clark to be on the lookout for woolly mammoths. Seriously.