Johanna Klein: Losing the right to say 'God'

January 9, 2014 

Losing the right to say ‘God’

We have a war on free exercise of religion. A Young Marines Program in Louisiana, which has helped at-risk youths for 25 years, lost its federal funding because its graduation ceremony mentioned God. Nine senior Army-Navy officers were dismissed this year by those who want to silence all religious expression by members of the military. The U.S. Air Force Academy decided to remove the phrase “so help me God” from its cadet oath and handbook. This phrase is deeply rooted tradition reaching back to our first president, George Washington, according to the Phyllis Schlafly Report.

Schools all over America are under an attack targeting sports, trying to suppress all religious expression, robbing students of their First Amendment rights.

Barack Obama’s fingerprints are apparent, since he has reportedly shown disdain for any public acknowledgment of God, Christianity or religion. This year Obama recorded a reading of the Gettysburg address on its 150th anniversary and omitted Abraham Lincoln’s famous words, “under God” after “one nation.”

Americans who believe in God better wake up and realize a well-orchestrated campaign is moving to transform the United States into a nation where we are forbidden to speak the name of God in public. Is that the kind of America you and I want for ourselves and our children?

JOHANNA KLEIN

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