The day after Mother’s Day, iconic actor, producer, martial artist, and Christian Chuck Norris shared a letter written by the mother of former president Ronald “Dutch” Reagan. In it, Nelle Reagan described her son’s faith in God, which Norris believes contrasts sharply with that exemplified by President Joe Biden.
“Friends, he does love God and he never forgets to thank Him for all his many blessings,” wrote Nelle Reagan in a letter to the family of her former pastor. Her son, Ronald, had just signed a seven-year movie contract with Warner Brothers, and when people expressed concern about his decision to go to such a “wicked place as Hollywood,” Nelle said, “I feel I can trust him anywhere, he has never lost his high ideals of life.”
Chuck Norris on Ronald Reagan
Chuck Norris called Ronald Reagan “my favorite president who also became my friend” and attributes Reagan’s success throughout his career to “the bedrock faith exemplified by his mother.”
In her letter, Nelle Reagan mentioned something she had heard from Pete MacArthur, the man who gave Reagan his first break by auditioning him at Iowa radio station WOC. After Reagan had received the news about his movie contract, MacArthur said, “We missed him from the office and sent one of the fellows to look for him. He soon came back saying he had discovered Dutch in one of the smaller studio rooms on his knees, praying. He didn’t let Dutch know that he saw him; and when he told all of us there in the office, we cried like babies.”
Chuck Norris explained that it was watching a news report about President Joe Biden’s recent proclamation for the National Day of Prayer (NDOP) that got him thinking about Reagan. Biden became the first president not to mention God in his NDOP proclamation. Norris’s mother, who was watching the news with her son, said that a president failing to mention God would never have happened “in the old days of America when I was growing up.”