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Thank you for your responses so far! It is good to have this insight into the matter. Piper, you said you wanted to know how I responded. Well, I admit it wasn’t a very good response but after stumbling around a little bit I decided to take a take a definitive response that would satisfy a young child’s black and white perspective so I explained that probably Washington wasn’t a Christian. I hoped that as this child grows, he will be able to see beyond the black and white to comprehend a more complex perspective. This was a clear cut answer, but upon further reflection I realize that maybe I should have left it more open and instead gently given a little glimpse into how some Christians view this matter while still affirming his parents/schools/churches teachings and the beauty of interpreting Scripture in the way we do. I trust that next time this question comes up, I will be better prepared with a more satisfying answer!