Today at In God We Trust
We have many activities on our agenda today, such as formulating our legislative goals, reading the comments that our supporters have sent to us and researching new material for our newsletter. In God We Trust is a busy office; check us out online.at www.ingodwetrustusa.org.
In God We Trust Calls on Obama to Lift Veto Threat
In God We Trust is calling on the Obama Administration to lift the threat of a veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) now.
The Obama Administration "strongly objects" to a proposed religious liberty amendment offered in the House by Representative John Fleming, M.D (R-LA) and across the rotunda by Senator Mike Lee (R-UT). "That is an outrageous position, but it's what I've come to expect from an administration that is aggressively hostile toward religious beliefs that it facing growing hostility toward their religion.
The Fleming amendment, which passed the House Armed Services Committee on a bipartisan vote, deems politically incorrect," said Fleming.
The NDAA amendments would protect the religious rights of soldiers — including evangelical Christian service members who are was included in the House-passed NDAA. (Fleming is a member of the House Armed Services Committee.) The Lee amendment passed the Senate Armed Services Committee on a bipartisan vote.
Jones, Nedd Meet On "Pray in Jesus' Name" Bill
In God We Trust's National Chairman Bishop Council Nedd and Director of Legislative Affairs Sean Ferritor met with Representative Walter Jones (R-NC) and his staff on Capitol Hill in May to discuss strategy for the "Pray in Jesus' Name" legislation, known as H.R. 343, introduced again this 113th Congress by Rep. Jones.
Nedd and Rep. Jones, along with staff and volunteers, prayed for guidance, strength, and wisdom in their charge to once again bring this important legislation up for debate. The Jones "Pray in Jesus' Name" bill needs to garner supporters from both parties and across the nation.
In God We Trust plans to support Rep. Jones in his efforts to secure co-sponsors, and we urge our supporters to reach out to their Member of Congress and ask them to support H.R. 343, the "Pray in Jesus' Name bill" today.
If passed into law, it would amend title 10, United States Code, to allow chaplains to "pray in Jesus' name" if they wish. The legislation has been referred to the House's Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Personnel, where it is awaiting further action.
"I am excited about the grassroots campaign In God We Trust is conducting," said Nedd. "By signing and sending in your petition for this campaign, our supporters in every state can prove to Members of Congress, like Rep. Jones, that they have the full support of the American people behind their efforts.