Q&A about 'First Freedom' documentary with Matthew Holland

by | Dec. 19, 2012

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Matthew Holland, president of Utah Valley University, was one of several scholars interviewed for the documentary "First Freedom: The Fight for Religious Liberty," which aired Tuesday night on PBS. Holland recently spoke with the Deseret News about the project.

Is there a particular founder who you believe hasn’t received his due?

When it comes to religious liberty, I don’t think the contributions of George Washington have been adequately appreciated. For those who really study and know, there’s kind of a prominent role given to Thomas Jefferson and a prominent role given to James Madison in drafting the Bill of Rights.

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