Obama Administration’s war on God

Another sign of the decay:

DOJ cuts funding of Young Marines program for mentioning ‘God’

A Louisiana sheriff is standing firm on not accepting Department of Justice funds for the Young Marines program after he was told he couldn’t mention God if he wanted the funding. Bossier Parrish Sherriff Julian Whittington said the demand infringes on his religious freedoms.

Whittington said he was appalled at the funding condition, spelled out in a letter from the Justice Department saying any mention of “God” or any “voluntary prayers” could not be included in the program if it was to receive the $30,000 in funding.

Last time I said the Pledge of Allegiance, it had God in it,” Whittington told KTBS, a local TV station. “The last time I picked up a dollar bill this morning, it had God on it. You mean to tell me that we can’t have voluntary prayer or mention God in our program?”

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21 Responses to Obama Administration’s war on God

  1. Darren says:

    Fortunately… no one can win in a war against God, even with the greatest army man has ever known.

    Unfortunately… the casualties in a war against God can be great, numbering many many souls.

    If we be casualties… may we be martyrs, and not among the damned.

    Pray for Mercy… offer yourselves to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, and prepare for battle… and seek protection under the mantle of Our Most Blessed Lady. The Eucharist be our strength, the Rosary, our greatest weapon.

  2. The Masked Chicken says:

    Rarely has, “You cannot serve both God and Mammon,” been spelled out so explicitly. Thank you, Justice Department, from catechists, everywhere, for giving us such a great illustration we can use.

    Will we get arrested for copyright violation if we quote you, hmm…

    I’m not cynical, today, really :(

    Take the money. Then, just say, “speaking of Dog, backwards…,” and lead them in involuntary prayer. There – no harm, no foul.

    Oh, don’t the military swear to defend the Constitution? To whom do they swear? He whom shall not be named? Talk about taking the Lord’s name in vain!

    The Chicken

  3. eremitaosppe says:

    yet Muslims are allowed to be accommodated for when it comes to prayers…

    Glad I don’t live in the US of A!!!

  4. Legisperitus says:

    Just call us enemies of humanity already.

    “And now, as wickeder things advance more fruitfully, and abandoned manners creep on day by day, those abominable shrines of an impious assembly are maturing themselves throughout the whole world. Assuredly this confederacy ought to be rooted out and execrated. They know one another by secret marks and insignia, and they love one another almost before they know one another; everywhere also there is mingled among them a certain religion of lust, and they call one another promiscuously brothers and sisters, that even a not unusual debauchery may by the intervention of that sacred name become incestuous: it is thus that their vain and senseless superstition glories in crimes.

    “Nor, concerning these things, would intelligent report speak of things so great and various, and requiring to be prefaced by an apology, unless truth were at the bottom of it. I hear that they adore the head of an ass, that basest of creatures, consecrated by I know not what silly persuasion, a worthy and appropriate religion for such manners. Some say that they worship the genitals of their pontiff and priest, and adore the nature, as it were, of their common parent. I know not whether these things are false; certainly suspicion is applicable to secret and nocturnal rites; and he who explains their ceremonies by reference to a man punished by extreme suffering for his wickedness, and to the deadly wood of the cross, appropriates fitting altars for reprobate and wicked men, that they may worship what they deserve.”

    Minucius Felix, Octavius, R. E. Wallis, trans. in The Ante-Nicene Fathers
    (Buffalo, N. Y.: The Christian Literature Publishing Co., 1887), Vol. 4, pp. 177-178 (courtesy of the Internet Ancient History Sourcebook).

  5. James Joseph says:

    The last ‘great’ president to attack the Marine Corps was Truman.

    WOW!!

  6. Micah Murphy says:

    I’m proud to say I live about a 2-minute drive from Bossier Parish. This sheriff will be well-supported there.

  7. dcs says:

    You mean to tell me that we can’t have voluntary prayer or mention God in our program?

    With government money comes government control.

  8. Micah Murphy says:

    It’s not the government’s money, it’s the people’s money. The people’s God deserves to have a little spent on Him.

  9. TopSully says:

    No matter whose money it is, if the government controls distribution they control the conditions upon reception. This is one more example, as if don’t have enough recently, why elections matter.

  10. HeatherPA says:

    Wow.
    Scripture is being fulfilled at an alarmingly swift rate these days!

    The book of Daniel has recaptured my attention yet again.

    Why don’t these people get it? God wins. They can’t. End of story.

  11. Dr. Edward Peters says:

    Insanity will not be satisfied.

  12. NBW says:

    We are seeing the fruits of Russia spreading its errors.

  13. keithp says:

    “You can pray freely
    But just so God alone can hear.”
    –Russian poet Tanya Khodkevich who was sentenced to ten years by the Soviets for writing this

  14. Blaine says:

    This is my mother-in-laws boss, and a good portion of my wife’s family is from or lives in Bossier Parish. It’s good to hear they’re doing good things up there in North LA.

  15. Bob B. says:

    I’m waiting for the DOJ (or Obama himself) to tell the Marines to change their motto. After all, Semper Fidelis could be construed to have something to do with God.

  16. SKAY says:

    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2013/06/26/irs-spent-taxpayer-money-on-porn-wine-bathtub-toys-popcorn-machine-and-more-n1628021

    The IRS has interesting ways of spending the “peoples money”. It is all about what is really important to them-not the people..
    In the Obama administration Justice Dept. it seems that it is important what “god” and what religion is being talked about.
    I heard this sheriff talking about this very successful program in an interview this morning on a local radio program. He said that he is hearing from people all over -including out of this country -calling in support of what he is doing.

  17. MWindsor says:

    Oh, don’t the military swear to defend the Constitution? To whom do they swear? He whom shall not be named? Talk about taking the Lord’s name in vain!

    I took that oath. Back in 1981. It was a different world then. It’s gotten to the point where it almost haunts me now. I put my left hand on a Bible, raised my right hand…

    “I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”

    There was never an assumption that this bound us beyond our enlistment, but there’s no expiration date in the text. I know others that have started asking the same questions. Think briefly, Chicken, about what you’re asking of those that have taken the oath. It is no small thing to be in this position.

  18. MWindsor says:

    http://www.uscg.mil/history/faqs/creed.asp

    And we learned this in basic training. No small thing either.

    I can’t begin to imagine what the Marines are thinking. But there are a lot more people, vets and active duty, that are asking the same questions. Katrina proved that. But we’re stuck with the obligation to follow orders and the obligation to refuse unlawful orders. Again, no small thing…

  19. acardnal says:

    There may/may be one good thing about not mentioning “God”. . . it may cut down on sins against the 2nd Commandment. On the other hand, maybe not.

  20. Blaine says:

    Oh, don’t the military swear to defend the Constitution? To whom do they swear? He whom shall not be named? Talk about taking the Lord’s name in vain!

    My oath was even more poignant, as it has nothing to do with the President:

    I, [name], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.[1]

  21. Panterina says:

    Now then, to be consistent, the DOJ should fine the President each and every time he ends his speeches with a “God bless you all, and God bless America.”