God to be Allowed In at the Inauguration

Yes, the ruling has come down: God will be allowed at the inauguration of our president on Tuesday. It violates our constitutional rights a group of atheists had decided, and subsequently filed an injunction against the use of the words “So help me, God” during the swearing-in of President-elect Barack Obama. But references to God are okay U. S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton has decided as he refused to grant an injunction preventing such references. Walton ruled that he did not have the power to prevent Obama from making such references or from inviting ministers on stage to offer prayers.
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The group of atheists, led by Californian Michael A. Newdow, failed in similar lawsuits to remove prayer from President Bush’s swearing-in ceremonies in 2001 and 2005.

Welcome, God as our 44th president takes office. Welcome to our country, to our streets, our cities and hamlets. Welcome to our halls of government. We need you, God. We desperately need you.

4 thoughts on “God to be Allowed In at the Inauguration

  1. Esther

    Sis. Buxton…………. if these atheists don’t believe there is a God what do they care that God is refered to at these events? After all, if He does not exist then referring to him should not matter to them. So, bottom line, I think they are not quite sure He does not exist.

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  2. Helen, I’ve often thought of the chance (?) of my birth, and revel in the understanding that despite its many and varied faults, America is the best place in all the world to live.That I was chosen to be in a place that honors and reveres God, both humbles me, and, at the same time, elevates my thinking.

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  3. RE: “Welcome, God as our 44th president takes office. Welcome to our country, to our streets, our cities and hamlets. Welcome to our halls of government. We need you, God. We desperately need you.”

    Amen!

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