From: "Chuck Haag""In God We Trust" is our national motto, (36 United States Code, Section 186)
"In God We Trust has been on our coins since 1863 (even before it was our
national motto). (31 United States Code, Section 5112[D])
Subject: FW: One Nation Under God
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2001 12:01:38 -0500
One Nation Under God - The Lie of Separation of Church and State by Dee Wampler
Our Pledge of Allegiance cites "one nation under God."
Both state legislatures and United States Congress employ paid chaplains
to pray at the opening of all sessions.
All military branches of the United States government pay chaplains.
The inscription on the Liberty Bell cites Leviticus 25:10.
A portrait of Moses with the Ten Commandments hangs above the Speaker's
chair in the United States Congress.
The Library of Congress has statues of the apostle Paul and Moses, and it
also has large inscriptions of Micah 6:8 and Psalm 19:1 prominently
The Lincoln Memorial has chiseled on it, "Judgments of the Lord are
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is dedicated to a soldier "Known but to
There is a prayer room in Congress.
The United States Supreme Court opens with the words, "God save United
states and this honorable court."
At the recent impeachment hearing of President William Jefferson Clinton,
Chief justice Rehnquist and all United States Senators participating had to
be sworn "under God" on an oath. All witnesses who testified by deposition
or otherwise were also sworn.
The United States Constitution refers to Jesus. (Most people don't know
this, but look at the bottom and you'll see just above John Hancock's
signature that the Constitution was signed in the year of our Lord.")
We have a mandated "National Day of Prayer." (36 United States Code,
We have a mandated 'Thanksgiving," in which we are asked to give thanks
We celebrate Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ.
Our calendar is dated from the year of the birth of Jesus Christ.
The last stanza of 'The Star Spangled Banner" refers to God.
If we are going to subdue the earth, we must depart from the "sin of
silence." If we are to be soldiers for Christ, we need to 'take up [our]
positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give [us] " (2
We are involved in a secular war today. If the words from
the famous song "God Bless America" are to come true, we need to be doers of
Lee Wampler is a criminal trial attorney in Springfield, Mo. He attends
Second Baptist Church and is author of The Trial of Jesus: A 20th Century
Lawyer Defends Jesus.