It was a privilege to be part of Ken Parker's, Christian Arts Ministries patriotic musical called Favored Nation. Dustin commanded the stage during his act as John Hancock and Katie danced in scenes throughout the production.
Ninety-five percent of the script was the actual words of our Founding Fathers and showed their dependence upon God in making the important decisions of our countries beginning. It was a refreshing yet sobering look at our countries heritage, though magnified how far we have strayed from the Truth of God that was once commonly accepted.
There were two lines in the production that really impacted Dustin. First was one of his own lines as John Hancock: "...our confidence must not be in the Means we use; but must repose only in that GOD who rules the Armies of Heaven, and without whose Blessing the best human Counsels are but Foolishness." (America's God and Country Encyclopedia of Quoatations pg. 275) The other line was from John Adams - Founding Father and 2nd U.S. president: “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
Happy 4th of July! And may God somehow have mercy on us and continue to bless America!