Stone added, "When our nation started, the Bible was really important to us. Early Americans had differences, but we really treasured the Bible. If they only had one book in their home, it was the Bible. … Even those of us who have it and read it aren't really sure of what it says."
"The thing that jumped out at me was that in three years, the percentage of people antagonistic to the Bible grew by over 72 percent," said Larry Stone, a noted Christian author whose 2011 book, "The Story of the Bible," traces the history of scripture. "That is an astounding increase."