I always get excited when I get an Action Alert from the American Family Association. This is especially true recently, as I now get updates from the repugnant WorldNetDaily, which more often than not are still harping on Obama’s citizenship. At any rate, here is the text of today’s alert:
Atheists sue to stop ‘In God We Trust’ engraving in nation’s capitol
Anti-Christian bigotry, like that which took prayer out of schools, is behind an effort to remove National Motto and Pledge of Allegiance
According to the Associated Press, the nation’s largest group of atheists and agnostics filed a lawsuit seeking to block an architect from engraving our national motto “In God We Trust,” and the Pledge of Allegiance at the Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) in Washington.
Freedom From Religion Foundation’s (FFRF) lawsuit claims the taxpayer-funded engravings would be an unconstitutional endorsement of religion.
The House and Senate passed identical resolutions this month directing the Architect of the Capitol to engrave “In God We Trust” and the Pledge in prominent places at the entrance, where 3 million tourists visit the CVC each year.
“In God We Trust” has been the national motto since 1956 and has appeared on U.S. currency since 1957. This is another attempt by the radical left to ban God from the public square. The foundation is also challenging the constitutionality of the National Day of Prayer.
Take Action! Sign our Petition to Congress expressing your support for the engravings and encourage them to stand fast against anti-Christian bigotry. Don’t let the atheists and agnostics censor our nation’s rich Judeo-Christian heritage.
Please forward this to your friends and family.
Thank you for caring enough to get involved. If you feel our efforts are worthy of support, would you consider making a small tax-deductible contribution to help us continue?
Donald E. Wildmon,
Founder and Chairman
American Family Association
I was impressed to see them including actual facts, particularly the very facts that the FFRF is using in its lawsuit! For example, don’t you think it’s pretty difficult to claim “our nation’s rich Judeo-Christian heritage” when the factors that might define such a heritage have only been in place some 50 years, less than a quarter of our nation’s history?
And of course, this lawsuit is “Anti-Christian.” Gotta love that Victim Meme. I don’t think it’s just a coincidence that groups like the AFA translate “Pro-Religious Freedom” as “Anti-Christian.” It just validates the ridiculous about of power and privilege that Christianity exerts over American society.
I will happily offer the FFRF my voice of support. Receiving such comedic emails is reason enough, but supporting the cause helps too.