Posted by | December 8, 2010 18:43 | Filed under: Top Stories

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and other members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus have penned a letter to the president complaining that he doesn’t use the word “God” enough.

The complaint came in the context of an address given by Obama on November 10th at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta, in which he remarked that the American “motto is E pluribus unum — out of many, one.”

The Congressional Prayer Caucus finds a factual inaccuracy with this statement, and believes that it could be a sign of a more telling problem.

“E pluribus unum is not our national motto. In 1956, Congress passed and President Eisenhower approved the law establishing ‘In God We Trust’ as the official national motto of the United States,” the letter reads. “[Y]ou mentioned being unified under one flag. The Pledge of Allegiance to our flag says that we are ‘one nation under God.'”

In neglecting to use the word “God,” they say Obama is “casting aside an integral part of American society.”

While it is true that “In God We Trust” is the official motto, the notion that the president is “removing one of the cornerstones of our freedom” by what he said is farfetched. And, in the speech they criticize, Obama said the word “God” four times. But, thankfully, we have Bachmann and her colleagues like J. Randy Forbes, John Shadegg, Steve King, Louie Gohmert, Mike Pence, and dozens of others who may know how to pray even if they don’t know how to count.

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