| But Teddy Roosevelt carried a big knowledge of Scripture
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 10/19/96, 12:00 am
He's on Mount Rushmore. Teddy bears were named after him. One of his favorite expressions was, "Bully for you."
That's about as much as most Americans know about Theodore Roosevelt, the first president to take office in the 20th century. But Christians especially should know more, because "TR" was a president who took the Bible literally and applied it thoughtfully to public policy questions. That's something presidents now, even (and perhaps especially) if they quote Scripture, do not do.