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Forcing God out not Thomas Jefferson's intent

Published: August 30, 2013

It's past the time that the good citizens of this country come together and say no to the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU is trying to remove “In God We Trust” from our money and take “one nation under God” out of the Pledge of Allegiance. Now it wants the Ten Commandments removed from the state Capitol grounds. The ACLU has been successful in removing the Lord's Prayer and the Ten Commandments from other public institutions, and it's responsible for the generic Christmas greeting, “Happy Holidays” because it doesn't want to hear the name “Christ.” The ACLU seeks people to file complaints about seeing a prayer, Bible verse or a Christmas nativity scene in a public place. Then it takes the case to a court.

Forcing God out of our government and out of anywhere public wasn't the intent of Thomas Jefferson when he referred to the “separation of church and state.” The intent was to keep any specific church — like the Baptists, Methodists, Catholics, or specifically, the Anglican Church of England — from running our government. Keeping the Ten Commandments in place, or not, would best be decided by popular vote.

ACLU lawyers don't speak for Oklahoma. They speak only for the ACLU's atheistic agenda. Just say no to the ACLU and forced atheism.

Mark Johnson, Mustang