Monday, October 12, 2009

God returns to the Capitol Visitors Center

When the $621 million Capitol Visitors Center opened last year, somebody was conspicuously absent at the opening ceremony: God.
Virtually all references to the role that faith in God played in the founding and development of the United States was scrubbed from displays.
The secular fundamentalists who designed the exhibits even mistakenly said that our national motto is "E Pluribus Unum" ("Out of Many, One") and engraved it on stone, while the actual motto, "In God We Trust," was nowhere to be found.
While there was plenty of room for mentions of Earth Day, AIDS rallies and casinos, there apparently was no room for God.
But thanks to Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.), the Congressional Prayer Caucus, and Christians who spoke up– the oversight has been corrected and visitors to the center now see "In God We Trust" engraved over the entrance.