Why not talk about "God" and
The House Prayer Caucus wants to know.
According to a letter signed by several members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, the President included the phrase E Pluribus Unum in a speech delivered in Indonesia instead of using the phrase (the founding fathers) adopted during the 1950s – “In God We Trust.”
But the Prayer Caucus did not stop there also objecting that:
“during three separate events this fall, when quoting from the Declaration of Independence, you mentioned that we have inalienable rights but you consistently failed to mention the source of those rights. The Declaration of Independence definitively recognizes God, our Creator, as the source of those rights.”
Oddly enough, the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson who also was the author of the term Separation of Church and State, does not reference “God” but rather “Nature’s God” i.e.,
The letter went on to allege that Religion is the Basis of Freedom. If this is true it leaves me wondering why Obama ought to address the topic at all given that
What stands out is the pettiness. Without using the Google, I am pretty sure these Fine Fine Members of The Prayer Caucus didn't criticize President Bush for these types of "Heresies." Could you imagine Michele Bachmann and her friends lecturing President Bush about being insufficiently deferential to Religion and that he issue a "correction" to a speech delivered overseas. But I guess this type of petty behavior is what we have to expect from the next Congress, The Teabagging 112th.