Obama Admin Opposes Prayer at WWII Memorial
November 4, 2011
Yesterday, the Obama administration announced its objection to adding President Franklin Roosevelt's D-Day prayer to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., according to a FoxNews article by Todd Starnes.
The objection was noted during a Nov. 3 congressional hearing on Rep. Bill Johnson's (R-OH) bill - the "World War II Memorial Prayer Act of 2011."
Robert Abbey, the director of the Bureau of Land Management, said any plaque or inscription of the prayer would "dilute" the memorial's central message and therefore "should not be altered."
Roosevelt asked the nation to join him in prayer as U.S. and allied troops launched the invasion that led to the defeat of Nazi Germany. He asked God to give the allied troops courage and faith, saying, "With thy blessing we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy."
"For there to be objections to demonstrating a faith in God at critical points in our nation's history - particularly D-Day - boggles my mind," Johnson said. "I was very surprised they were going to object."
Johnson's bill, which had bipartisan support, is expected to pass a committee vote and he anticipates the full House will support the legislation.
Send an email to Bureau of Land Management Director Bob Abbey. Urge him to immediately drop any opposition to the World War II Memorial Prayer Act, apologize for his un-patriotic stance and publicly announce his support for the bill.
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