I pray this doesn't happen
POSTED: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 6:39pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 10:50pm
tyler — This is the most absurd thing I have come across in quite some time.
People are outraged after 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.
The objection was noted during a congressional hearing on Rep. Bill Johnson's, R-Ohio, bill, the "World War II Memorial Prayer Act of 2011."
Johnson said "It is unconscionable that the Obama administration would stand in the way of honoring our nation's distinguished World War II veterans,"
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."
But 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."
Let me ask a question.
Who in the heck is Robert Abbey. The director of bureau of land management? Who voted this guy king?
It's bad enough we have to live with absurd laws that people rightfully voted in are making.
Some paper pusher in D.C. is going to take away this piece of American history.
We may not pray now. But, we did back then.
There is no refuting it.
Abbey thinks a prayer will dilute this elegant memorial's central message and its ability to clearly convey that message to move, educate, and inspire its many visitors," I shudder to think if we did not pray before that battle.
That's my point of view, wha'ts yours?
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