‘A Christian Nation’

by Vince

Rep. Michelle Bachmann represents the laughable Congressional Prayer Caucus. What her job entails I do not know. Amongst her daily doings, she is great at making off color comments. Check out this beaut:

The caucus wrote that Obama used e pluribus unum (“out of many, one,” in Latin) as the motto of the United States instead of “In God We Trust.” While e pluribus unum is part of the nation’s seal and has been an unofficial motto since the country’s founding, the group was upset he didn’t use “In God we Trust” in its place.

“By making these kinds of statements to the rest of the world, you are removing on the the cornerstones of our secure freedom,” the caucus wrote. “If we pull the thread of religious conviction out of the marketplace of ideas, we unravel the tapestry of freedom that birthed America.”

Last time I checked, you idiot, we weren’t a Christian nation but had a separation of church and state. Simply saying that we are a Christian nation and therefore holding God as the church of choice, we would be favoring one church over the others and therefore would be trampling on the church and state separation. The Americans United for the Separation of Church and State responded to this unChristian letter:

“The Prayer Caucus should just admit that it is looking for any opportunity to bash the president,” the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United, said in a statement on Monday. “It’s not very Christian of them, but I expect nothing less from a body that takes its marching orders from the Religious Right.”

Added Lynn, “This is one of the silliest manufactured controversies I’ve ever seen, and I would advise the president to deal with it by tossing the caucus’ letter into the nearest wastebasket.”

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