Today at In God We Trust
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In God We Trust Keeps Fighting for H.R. 343
In God We Trust’s Program Director Sean Ferritor is still lobbying hard for Congress to pass the Military Freedom Bill, H.R. 343.
This month he composed a letter to U.S. Representative Joe Wilson (R-SC), the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Military Personnel, urging him to schedule hearings on the measure.
“The America people truly support our heroes in uniform,” Ferritor says. “It’s awful that their chaplains are being censored and prevented from praying in the name of Jesus. We must get this bill passed.”
When Ferritor recently delivered a wave of grassroots petitions in favor of the bill to its Congressman Walter Jones, the bill’s sponsor, the Congressman was overjoyed. “However, we are still a very long way from being able to pass this measure through the House,” Ferritor explains. “We have a great deal of momentum on our side, and a lot of passion from our supporters, but the politicians in Washington have not yet gotten the message. Military chaplains must not be prevented from doing their jobs and practicing their faith as they see fit.”
In a recent letter to Bishop Council Nedd, In God We Trust’s National Chairman, Congressman Jones wrote, “The petitions that you are gathering from concerned citizens across the nation are a vital part of the effort to encourage Congress to pass legislation to return religious freedom to the military and allow chaplains to pray according to the dictates of their faith.
To sign In God We Trust’s national petition in support of H.R. 343, please visit our online action center.
In God We Trust Continues National Survey Campaign
While the Obama Administration continues its quest to drive anything even remotely religious out of American public life, In God We Trust is continuing its national survey campaign designed both collect information and educate huge numbers of Americans on the danger Barack Obama poses to the First Amendment.
We reported the results of this campaign so far in last month’s edition of Push Back, America. But National Director Bishop Council Nedd ordered the program to be extended to include even more Americans as long as In God We Trust has the funds.
The Saving Religion in America survey is regularly mailed to targeted households across America. It is designed to gauge just how scared ordinary religious Americans are of the federal government as well as point out some of the most egregious examples of anti-religious bigotry exhibited by the Obama Administration.
“It’s clear that a great deal of Americans don’t realize that President Obama cancelled the observance of the National Day of Prayer,” explains Bishop Council Nedd, In God We Trusts’ National Chairman. “They don’t realize exactly how anti-faith he is.”
This survey is a tool we use to warn them and then measure how concerned people are about what is happening to our country. It’s been very successful so far so we are continuing it.”
In God We Trust plans to keep collecting these surveys as long as it has the funds to pay for them. Then, Bishop Nedd says he will again release the results to the national media and In God We Trust supporters.
“President Obama claims to be a man of faith,” Nedd says. “But he only attended Church services three times during his first year in office. People need to understand that. Americans need to know that the President of the United States has actually ordered his staff to meet with lobbyists from the nation’s largest Atheist group. This survey program does that.”