5 months ago
Someone doesn't understand the law. Our founding fathers specifically and explicitly created a SECULAR government by leaving any mention of God or Jesus out of the Constitution. The Declaration of Independence REJECTS the scriptural doctrine of the 'divine right of kings' (see Romans13:1-6) replacing it with the Enlightenment doctrine of 'consent of the governed' as the wellspring from which civil authority flows. Our religious liberty necessarily includes freedom from Government Religion in any way, shape or form. The fact that the pandering politicians of the red-scare 50s saw fit to VIOLATE the constitution by changing the motto and pledge into theistic-affirmations notwithstanding. Government officials have NO authority to use their public office to promote, endorse, denounce or decry ANY religious or religious tenet - any more than the clerk at the DMV has the authority to waste your time trying to convert you to Scientology just because you're trying to renew your drivers licence.