The D-Day Landing Prayer Act will permanently place Franklin Delano Roosevelt's prayer on the World War II Memorial in Washington:
Senator Portman made the following statement, "On D-Day, courageous Americans risked and sacrificed their lives to preserve our freedoms and end tyranny abroad," said Portman. "That morning, President Roosevelt asked our nation to come together to pray for the men overseas. His words brought strength and comfort to many during one of the most challenging times for our nation and will forever be etched in our history.
"This bill ensures that FDR's prayer will become a permanent reminder of the sacrifice of those who fought in World War II, and of the power of prayer through difficult times," he added. "I encourage the Senate to take it up and pass it quickly."
They prayer itself is enough to outrage even the most lighthearted of ACLU supporters:
Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our Nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity.
Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith.
They will need Thy blessings. Their road will be long and hard. For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing speed, but we shall return again and again; and we know that by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph.
Wait wait wait... God?? Faith?? BLESSINGS??? That's offensive!
...and before the reader walks away thinking that's glib, you can take a guess at how the Obama administration is reacting to this prayer being displayed on the World War II Monument:
Robert Abbey, the director of the Bureau of Land Management, said any plaque or inscription of the prayer would “dilute” the memorial’s central message and therefore “should not be altered.”
“It is not a judgment as to the merit of this new commemoration, simply that altering the Memorial in this way, as proposed in HR 2070, will necessarily dilute this elegant memorial’s central message and its ability to clearly convey that message to move, educate, and inspire its many visitors,” Abbey said in written testimony.
Just goes to show how far the modern leaders of the Democratic Party have strayed from their American roots.
The D-Day Landing Prayer Act has been passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and will be taken up in the U.S. Senate shortly.