Friday, November 04, 2011

Obama Opposes Prayer for Soldiers in Battle

President Obama's representative at the congressional hearing of the “World War II Memorial Prayer Act of 2011” spoke against adding President Roosevelt's prayer to the war memorial in D.C., saying the prayer would “dilute” the “elegant” memorial’s core message.

“With thy blessing we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy.”
-- President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s D-Day prayer
UPDATE 6/7/14: FDR's D-Day Prayer is Un-American, Say Atheists

For background, read Is Obama Christian? Few Think So: Poll and also read Obama Declares He's Christian, Again as well as Creator Systematically Deleted from American History

UPDATE 11/17/11: Interior Secretary Says He Disagrees With Administration's Stand Against Prayer

UPDATE 12/10/11: Prayer bill likely to pass Congress, thus backing Obama into corner (so he'll have to sign it)

-- From "Adding FDR Prayer To War Memorial" by Dave Jordan, Associated Press 11/3/11

At a House hearing Thursday, Robert Abbey, director of the Bureau of Land Management, said a plaque or inscription of the prayer that Roosevelt read on a radio broadcast to the nation on June 6, 1944, would "dilute" the memorial's central message.

As U.S and allied troops launched the invasion that led to the defeat of Nazi Germany, FDR asked the nation to join him in prayer. He then asked God to give the allied troops courage and faith, saying, "With thy blessing we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy."

A World War II veteran, 87-year-old George "Poppy" Fowler, told a House committee that the prayer should be added to the memorial. He said, "This prayer came at a perilous time, yet it was answered in victory at a dear cost of lives."

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From "Obama Administration Opposes FDR Prayer at WWII Memorial" by Todd Starnes, 11/4/11

"It is unconscionable that the Obama administration would stand in the way of honoring our nation's distinguished World War II veterans," [Rep. Bill Johnson's, R-Ohio] said. "President Roosevelt's prayer gave solace, comfort and strength to our nation and our brave warriors as we fought against tyranny and oppression."

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council said it's not all that surprising.

"This is further evidence that the administration has created an environment that is hostile towards American history -- but in particular towards Christianity," Perkins told Fox News. "I hope America wakes up and realizes what this administration is doing to this country and how they want to radically and fundamentally change America."

Johnson's bill, which had bipartisan support, is expected to pass a committee vote and he anticipates the full House will support the legislation.

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