Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Call to action: keep the Capitol Visitor Center free of religious engravements

The Center for Inquiry Office of Public Policy is launching a campaign against House Concurrent Resolution 131 (H. Con. Res. 131), which would engrave in the new Capitol Visitor Center the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and the national motto "In God We Trust."

According to CFI:

The Pledge of Allegiance and the original national motto, E Pluribus Unum (“out of many, one”) were unnecessarily altered during the 1950s in an ill-conceived effort to make religious minorities feel like outsiders to the national community.

By the way, confusing church and state is not free. This project costs an estimated $100,000 taxpayer dollars, is unnecessary, and alienating to secular Americans.

Tell your representative this is a lame and offensive waste of money by clicking here, or calling the office.

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