Skip to comments.Is Hollywood Poised to Slander George Washington?
Posted on 12/16/2012 1:03:47 PM PST by daniel1212
Ever since the 1970s, it seems many of our heroes are being toppledespecially by the media and entertainment industry. This happens whether or not such a toppling is deserved.
Were often scolded, Dont impose your morality on me, with no thought given to the immorality they might impose on the rest of us.
Now, it looks like Hollywood is ready to impose its immorality on a man who not only doesnt deserve it, but is not here to defend himself: George Washington.
Theyre working on a TV serieswith complete artistic licenseshowing the father of our country hopping in bed with his best friends wife. And Hollywood elites wonder why millions of tradition-minded Americans have been avoiding their work for years?
This is not a bio-piece on some politician whose womanizing has been well-documented. But rather, this is a series on a man whose contemporaries praised him endlessly for his character....
I co-wrote a massive book on the true George Washington. The lead author is the president of one of our leading seminaries, Westminster, in Philadelphia. Dr. Peter Lillback compiled research on our first president for about 20 years. We teamed up to produce the 1,200-page book, George Washingtons Sacred Fire (2006), which documents beyond a reasonable doubt that he was a devout 18th century Anglican. Glenn Beck helped it become a best-seller.
In that volume, we address some of the objections to the idea that Washington was a true Christian. Included there are allegations of potential scandals, including a passage on his relationship with Sally Fairfax. After looking at the allegation, Peter and I sum up, We believe there is no evidence of an adulterous affair between George Washington and Sally Fairfax. The charge is baseless. But, may we suggest that Washington may well have wrestled with romantic feelings for Sally in his youthful years?
When I first heard about NBCs upcoming series, I thought, Oh no, here they go again, with their historical deconstruction. Fault Washington for a bad temper (at times), but not this.
A few days ago, I shot off an email to Dr. Lillback: Peter, is there the slightest possibility that GW slept with his best friends wife?!? Is there a scintilla of evidence anywhere that that might have happened? Hollywood is poised to poison the well on our guy!
Dr. Lillback wrote back: Dear Jerry: No way could it have happened, according to the evidence. Alexander Hamilton did have an affair, and it ended in the duel that took his life. GW and his wife and the Fairfaxes remained friends till the latter returned to England. It is clear that the lonely, single colonial officer had romantic feelings for Sally, however. Whats great is that he did the right thing, even though his heart felt otherwise. God bless, Pete...
Heres an appeal to the producers, the writer(s), the board of directors, NBC, etc.: The true story of George Washington is fascinating in and of itself. Dont ruin your series by depicting him engaged in adultery when the evidence suggests he did not. As the saying goes, Were all entitled to our own opinions. But were not entitled to our own facts.
I think this is history. IIRC, Glenn Beck discussed it in his book Being George Washington.
Not sure it was GW's best friend but it was certainly an acquaintance.
When King George heard the George Washington laid down his sword and went back to his farm like Cincinnatus, the King remarked “My God, he must be the greatest man to have ever lived.” Can you imagine one of these scumbag lefties having the balls to fight a superior enemy for 7 years, win, and the walk away from power? No. You can’t.
Not to worry, Daniel. Anybody under 30 or 35 will say “George Who??!!”
IMHO there is no greater American or greater president than George Washington.
But for General Washington there would never have been a United States of America.
As president, he set the tone of the presidency and the level of leadership expected of the president. Levels of professionalism, patriotism and conduct that have been honored, for the most part, up until the inauguration of Barack Obama.
The history is that Washington was in love with Sally Fairfax before marrying Martha. There’s no evidence that there was ever an adulterous affair, or any affair at all for that matter.
Tearing down genuinely great men is a way for the mediocre to feel better about themselves.
Here is a pic of my long desired Christmas present.
My wife has it 'hidden' under the bed until Christmas!
The Prayer at Valley Forge
Yes, I am optimistic. Just like the seed storage facilities, someone need to save the true history of this great nation, copies of our founding documents, important books, and warning to those that find it not to repeat the same errors.
That does speak much of the man.
Yes, you do not build upon weak or corrupt foundations. But having entered into other men’s labors, those who inherited the business the out the rule book.
Whether in love or attracted at the time (and his views on slavery changed as he matured) not giving into temptation would be virtuous, and unHolywood overall funds that intolerable.
They sure are. Of course, the Birchites and the "palaeocons" are doing the same thing.
I don't know if George Washington was a "true chrstian" or not. If he was a deist (and that's possible) it was in his beliefs and not in his morals. I've read all but the last volume of Douglas Southall Freeman's voluminous work on Washington and he noted that Washington usually referred to "Providence." Of course Washington was an Anglican/Episcopalian, so probably by "born again" standards he wasn't a chrstian.
And Hollywood elites wonder why millions of tradition-minded Americans have been avoiding their work for years?
The problem is that not enough people have been avoiding their work. If they were not making money on the junk they put on the big screen and on the little screen, they would be forced to change.
That was a real hoot!
Yet another movie that I will not see.
If Hollywood depended on me for revenue, well, there wouldn’t be any. I haven’t been to a movie since 1997. And that was just one movie.
He broke their code fairly much
Back then, there were some born again Anglicans, most assuredly George Whitefield being one, despite a few errors in some teaching (as infant baptism), but of superior heart: http://www.christianitytoday.com/ch/131christians/evangelistsandapologists/whitefield.html