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In God We Trust Resumes Push for Pray in Jesus’ Name Act
Bishop Council Nedd and In God We Trust are resuming the national grassroots campaign to pass the Pray in Jesus’ Name Act which would restore the rights of military chaplains to invoke the name of Jesus in prayers on the battlefield or outside of an official church service. U.S. Representative Walter Jones recently informed In God We Trust that he will be introducing that bill in this Congress and that he will
“Currently the federal government regulates military prayers,” explains Bishop Nedd. “So, I’m very glad to hear that Congressman Jones will be reintroducing his bill again this year. We have to protect the rights of the clergy in the military to be able to pray as they see fit.”
Petitions Delivered for “Pray in Jesus’ Name”
In God We Trust is continuing to collect nationwide petitions in favor of the “Pray in Jesus’ Name” bill.
Bishop Council Nedd, In God We Trust’s National Chairman, spent time with our dedicated volunteers to sort and prepare the petitions for delivery to Capitol Hill offices.
“Without the petitions from our supporters to provide the hard evidence, it would be easy for Members of Congress to look the other way,” said Nedd.
“Our petitions support the religious liberty of the brave men and women who wear our nation’s uniform and risk all to protect and serve our country,” he said.
Passing the “Pray in Jesus’ Name” Act remains In God We Trust’s number one legislative priority. This measure will ensure that none of our men and women in uniform – specifically the members of our chaplain corps – are asked to compromise their religious and spiritual beliefs because of a politician’s left-wing political agenda.
Receiving our supporters’ petitions allows In God We Trust to hold elected officials accountable to the will of the American people.
“The Obama Administration is on a crusade to drive God completely out of public life, and that includes the military,” said Nedd. “Our nation’s warriors deserve the right to ‘pray in Jesus’ name’ before heading onto the battlefield. We owe it to them to fight this fight.”