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'God and Country' rally a smashing success

Posted: July 8, 2014 - 8:29am

The 23rd Annual Happy Birthday America “God and Country” rally was a big success as it is every year. Thanks to Pastor Alan Humphries and Pastor Jon Watson for all their help, planning, and prayers. Elouise Minogue served as our bookkeeper, Accompanist, and Program developer while Sharon Kinley lead patriotic songs and sang a great “Special Selection.” The Honor Guard from the Veterans of Foreign Wars, AmVets and America Legion brought great reverence for our Flag and national values. The Church of God ushers, parking directors and music staff were invaluable. Our Guest Speaker, Gene Engebretsen, had a most thought-provoking and uplifting  presentation. The Peninsula Clarion, KSRM and the Redoubt Reporter were most helpful in promoting our Speaker and Rally. And finally, thank-you goes to everyone who was present for this salute and celebration that we remain “One Nation, Under God.” Next year’s rally will be the Sunday evening before July 4th at KCHS.

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jford 07/08/14 - 09:46 am
E Pluribus Unum (“from many, one”),

had been adopted by an Act of Congress in 1782 as the motto for the Seal of the United States and had been used on coins and paper money since 1795.

It was considered the motto of the United States.

With a rise in religious requests, In God We Trust began appearing on coins off and on for a number of years.

In 1956, evangelicals rallied and pushed Eisenhower to change the motto from E Pluribus Unum to In God We Trust.

It goes against the founders declaration that there should be a separation of church and state, indeed it is a contradiction of the premises this country was founded upon.

Then again, some Christians feel putting God’s name on money is idolatry, because you aren’t supposed to serve two masters, both God and money.

We should reinforce the wall of separation between religion and government, reinforce our belief that religious freedom is too important to allow it to be eroded.

Bring back the original motto, E Pluribus Unum. From many, one.

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