Hey everybody, I just found out that H. Con. Res. 13, Rep. Randy Forbes’s (R-VA) resolution “Reaffirming ‘In God We Trust’ as the official motto of the United States and supporting and encouraging the public display of the national motto in all public buildings, public schools, and other government institutions,” is going to be voted on tomorrow.
I talked about this resolution back in May when I made the preview episode of my “This Week In Christian Nationalism” podcast (which I promise witll be launched soon — really — I mean it this time).
In that preview video, I explained that although five members of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution had objected to this resolution, and even went as far as attaching a dissent to the report of the committee, the committee did order this thing to go to the floor for a vote. This is what is happening now.
I’ve taken this week off from MRFF to work on finishing up Volume 2 of Liars For Jesus, and I don’t want to get sidetracked from that by writing something new about this resolution, but I did want people to know about this since it’s being voted on tomorrow, so here’s my video from May where I talked about it (jump to about 5:30 into the video).
The full text of the resolution can be found here.
The American Humanist Association has put up an action alert here, so please go and add your name to their “Reject House Continuing Resolution 13″ message being sent to the members of Congress. (This is really easy to do, unlike the WhiteHouse.gov petition from last week — I swear, it will just take you a minute.)