I recently watched a lengthy biographical miniseries about Teddy on American government television and don’t recall hearing this…or anything like it. Hmm.
Almost every man who has by his life-work added to the sum of human achievement of which the race is proud, of which our people are proud, almost every such man has based his life-work largely upon the teachings of the Bible. . . . Among the very greatest men a disproportionately large number have been diligent and close students of the Bible at first hand.
– Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), president of the United States
Source: U-Turn: Restoring America to the Strength of its Roots by David Barton and George Barna, Frontline, 2014, p. 157. Taken from Theodore Roosevelt: The Man as I Knew Him by Ferdinand Cowle Iglehart, 1919.