Once again an atheist group has filed a suit to remove the engravings, "In God We Trust" and "Under God," from a display at the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, DC.
Jay Sekulow, chief counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) said Monday, "The fact is that Congress acted appropriately and consistent with the Constitution with the inclusion of the national motto and the Pledge of Allegiance in the Capitol Visitor Center."
He said, "These expressions echo the sentiments found in the Declaration of Independence and recognize the undeniable truth that our freedoms come from God."
These cases cause one to wonder if those seeking the complete removal of God and His influence from the American culture, have actually given any thought as to what the consequences to their freedoms might look like?
Sekulow says, "This challenge is another misguided attempt to alter history and purge America of religious references."
Representative Randy Forbes R-VA, has been active in these matters and is one of 44 members of Congress named in the suit, which incidentally has been filed by none other than the Freedom From Religion Foundation----the "Yes Virginia---" people.
Forbes and others in Congress have been working to establish an annual "Month of Religious History" that would include reviewing the influence of Christianity in shaping America.
Forbes said, "The role religion played in shaping the nation is clear." He observes that the freedoms we have are recognized in our Founding Documents as coming from God or "The Creator".
He said, "If those rights came from the state, then the state can take them away."
It bears repeating. Do these folks realize that if they accomplished their goal, they would not be able to exercise and enjoy the very freedoms they are using to move the culture to preeminence of government on the matter of rights?
Under a system that recognizes government above God, they would likely not be free to not believe, much less file lawsuits.
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