From John Sykes
Our President all to clearly demonstrated his pluralistic intentions when he substituted “E Pluribus Unum” for our national motto “In God We Trust” in a recent speech in Jakarta.
Congressman Randy Forbes’s response was posted at politicalchristian.org:
The President’s inaccuracy may on the surface seem like a simple mistake or a small omission. But in his inaccuracy, the President cast aside an integral part of American society. The very essence of our nation is that rights belong to the individual, and that our rights are God-given and not granted by the government. The religious underpinnings of our nation are not evident merely because of the existence of a phrase “In God We Trust.” Rather, the very foundation upon which our nation was built was a trust in God. To lose sight of those principles, to overlook those principles, or to omit those principles is to forget the true character of our nation.
At a time in our nation’s history when the federal government is reaching further into the lives of Americans in a way that has not been seen before, it is even more important to remember where our freedoms are derived from. If the federal government is the giver of those rights, the federal government can take our rights away. But if we have a certain set of inalienable rights, given by a Creator, as is established by the Declaration of Independence, then neither citizens nor government can take them away.
President Obama’s words were symbolic. They are representative of a growing trend, not only in the Administration but across the nation, to require the exclusion of God from matters of government and public life. In so doing, it is removing the foundation upon which our nation was built and omitting a principle that has been embedded into the fabric of society and history in the United States. President Reagan once warned that “If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.” Read the rest here…
Our plunge into Godless statism and pluralism, into the relativistic “morass of me”, quickens when we don’t quickly and volubly banish this kind of propaganda!
Remember in November!