Today at In God We Trust
|Daily Report May 23, 2013|
|I would like to share with you today a comment we received from Thomas F. of Kansas who wrote, "What is with these atheists? Do they really think that just because they say that God doesn't exist, that He doesn't? They remind me of babies who play peek-a-boo; they cover their eyes with their hands, and suddenly mama isn't there." I think that is an excellent question Thomas and I thank you for your thoughts.
|Daily Report May 22, 2013|
In a Washington Post article about the Supreme Court reviewing whether a New York town council's before meeting prayer violates the separation of church and state, senior counsel David Cortman from Alliance Defending Freedom said in a statement, "Americans today should be as free as the Founders were to pray. The founders prayed while drafting our Constitution's Bill of Rights, and the Supreme Court ruled that public prayer is part of the 'history and tradition of this country.'" In God We Trust agrees wholeheartedly with Mr. Cortman.
In God We Trust's 2013 Legislative Priorities
Below is a list of key legislation supported by In God We Trust in the 113th Congress:
H.R.343 - To amend title 10, United States Code, to ensure that every military chaplain has the prerogative to close a prayer outside of a religious service according to the dictates of the chaplain's own conscience.
Sponsor: Rep Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] (introduced 1/22/2013) Cosponsors: (None)
SUMMARY AS OF: 1/22/2013--Introduced.
Authorizes a military chaplain, if called upon to lead a prayer outside of a religious service, to close the prayer according to the dictates of the chaplain's conscience.
1/22/2013: Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.
2/8/2013: Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
In God We Trust Asks Senate Chaplain About Religious Freedom in the Military
Sean Ferritor, In God We Trust's Legislative Director recently attended a forum on religious freedom and Congress at the Heritage Foundation where he was able to ask Senate Chaplain Barry Black about Congressman Walter Jones' military chaplains' bill. You may watch the entire presentation below. Sean's question is answered at 39:50 of the video.
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