But they are already hard at work going after Washington, D.C.’s Capitol Visitor Center.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation is a foundation that was founded in the USA; a country premised upon the freedom of religious expression.
They employ the freedoms afforded to them by the fact that the USA was founded upon Judeo-Christian principles in order to seek to rid the USA of Judeo-Christian influence.
At least, they seek to rid the USA of Judeo-Christian influence in a political form, the form which founded it and afforded them these freedoms.
According t the Declaration of Independence, which declared the USA’s independence, humanity’s “Creator” gave these rights and the government secures them.
They seek to re-write the history of the USA as having been established upon anything but Judeo-Christian principles: humanism, deism, what have you—anything but.
Moreover, they seek to mold the current political culture, or culture in general, as one in which religious expression will equate keeping God safely locked safely away behind closed church doors.
Dan Barker’s the Freedom From Religion Foundation is suing, in FFRF v. Ayers, to have our National Motto, “'In God We Trust,” and the Pledge of Allegiance, which states that the USA is “'one nation under God” removed from the Capitol Visitor Center. The ACLJ is gearing up to reiterate again (redundancy intended) that various courts have iterated and reiterated that the Pledge of Allegiance and National Motto are constitutional. Yet, since according to some views what is important, what is potent, is not the Constitution but the ex cathedral imprimatur of the infallible interpreter which can be place into the courts lawsuits will keep coming in until one day—voila—they are no longer constitutional.
In any regard, the Freedom From Religion Foundation is certainly picky and better step up their game. Why bother suing a Visitor Center when in public schools, yes tax payer funded public schools from which we removed prayer and move in metal detectors, little unsuspecting and undiscerning children are being indoctrinated into theism by being taught the Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of Independence and various speeches made by the USA’s great president, all of which dared to contradict the likes of Dan Barker’s Freedom From Religion Foundation and mention the “G” word.
What about Thomas Jefferson who, deist or not, attended Christian worship services in a church which met in the Capitol Building?
What about the Mayflower Compact?
We…having undertaken a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia, do by these present, solemnly and mutually in the presence of God and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic.BANNED!
What about the Declaration of Independence?
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men…CENSORED!
to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitled them….for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence.
What about George Washington’s Speech to Delaware Chiefs, May 12, 1779?
You do well to wish to learn our arts and way of life, and above all, the religion of Jesus Christ. These will make you a greater and happier people than you are. Congress will do everything they can to assist you in this wise intention.LAWSUIT!
What about George Washington’s circular letter to the Governors of the States on disbanding the army, Headquarters, Newburgh, June 8, 1783?
I now make it my earnest prayer that God would have you and the State over which you preside, in his holy protection…that he would be most graciously pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind, which were the characteristic of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without an humble imitation of whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation.SHRED IT!
What about George Washington’s Dec. 23, 1783 Address to Congress?
I consider it an indispensable duty to close this last solemn act of my official life by commending the interests of our dearest county to the protection of Almighty God, and those who have the superintendence of them, to his holy keeping.UNMENTIONABLE!
What about Thomas Jefferson’s: An Act for Establishing Religious Freedom, passed in the Assembly of Virginia in the beginning of the year 1786?
Well aware that Almighty God hath created the mind free; that all attempts to influence it by temporal punishments or burthens, or by civil incapacitations, tend only to beget habits of hypocrisy and meanness, and are a departure from the plan of the Holy Author of our religion, who, being Lord both of body and mind, yet chose not to propagate it by coercions on either, as was in his Almighty power to do.DEIST! DEIST!
What about Abraham Lincoln’s: Address Delivered at the Dedication of the Cemetery at Gettysburg, Nov. 19, 1863?
we here highly resolve that these dead [due to the Civil War] shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.MERE POLITICAL MACHINATIONS!
What about Samuel Adams’ statement, “Revelation assures us that righteousness exalteth a nation.”
Many oaths of office as well as the oath of citizenship state
I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.INDOCTRINATION!
And these are mere samples.
Perhaps someday a Neo-Declaration of Independence will be written and include these words:
We hold these relative preferences to be self-evident, that all non-gender specific personages evolve equally, that they are endowed by random chance with certain unalienable rights, that among these are abortion, liberalism and the pursuit of hedonism. That to invent these rights, governments are instituted among aforementioned personages.
 Norman Cousins, “In God We Trust” The Religious Beliefs and Ideas of the American Founding Fathers (New York: Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1958), p. 344