Obama Opposes FDR's Prayer at WWII Memorial

Discussion in 'Faith and Religion' started by tacmotusn, Mar 15, 2012.


  1. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    Remind all your peace loving friends who believe in God of this, another reason (as if you don't already have several) not to vote for the Muslim Usurper presently illegally holding the office of president....
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    I am not a big fan of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s progressive policies.
    Thankfully, he honored God with the following prayer, which was read to the Nation over radio on the evening of D-Day, June 6, 1944, while American, British and Canadian troops were fighting to establish five beach heads on the coast of Normandy in northern France:
    My Fellow Americans:
    Last night, when I spoke with you about the fall of Rome, I knew at that moment that troops of the United States and our Allies were crossing the Channel in another and greater operation. It has come to pass with success thus far.
    And so, in this poignant hour, I ask you to join with me in prayer:
    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.
    They will be sore tried, by night and by day, without rest — until the victory is won. The darkness will be rent by noise and flame. Men’s souls will be shaken with the violences of war.
    For these men are lately drawn from the ways of peace. They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and goodwill among all Thy people. They yearn but for the end of battle, for their return to the haven of home.
    Some will never return. Embrace these, Father, and receive them, Thy heroic servants, into Thy kingdom.
    And for us at home — fathers, mothers, children, wives, sisters, and brothers of brave men overseas, whose thoughts and prayers are ever with them — help us, Almighty God, to rededicate ourselves in renewed faith in Thee in this hour of great sacrifice.
    Many people have urged that I call the nation into a single day of special prayer. But because the road is long and the desire is great, I ask that our people devote themselves in a continuance of prayer. As we rise to each new day, and again when each day is spent, let words of prayer be on our lips, invoking Thy help to our efforts.
    Give us strength, too — strength in our daily tasks, to redouble the contributions we make in the physical and the material support of our armed forces.
    And let our hearts be stout, to wait out the long travail, to bear sorrows that may come, to impart our courage unto our sons wheresoever they may be.
    And, O Lord, give us faith. Give us faith in Thee; faith in our sons; faith in each other; faith in our united crusade. Let not the keeness of our spirit ever be dulled. Let not the impacts of temporary events, of temporal matters of but fleeting moment — let not these deter us in our unconquerable purpose.
    With Thy blessing, we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy. Help us to conquer the apostles of greed and racial arrogances. Lead us to the saving of our country, and with our sister nations into a world unity that will spell a sure peace — a peace invulnerable to the schemings of unworthy men. And a peace that will let all of men live in freedom, reaping the just rewards of their honest toil.
    Thy will be done, Almighty God.
    Amen.
    President Franklin D. Roosevelt – June 6, 1944
    Well, the Obama administration has banned adding this beautiful prayer to the WWII memorial in Washington, D.C.
    Rep. Bill Johnson’s (R-Ohio) responded by saying, “It is unconscionable that the Obama administration would stand in the way of honoring our nation’s distinguished World War II veterans… President Roosevelt’s prayer gave solace, comfort and strength to our nation and our brave warriors as we fought against tyranny and oppression.”
    I agree. All Americans, and especially Christians, should be outraged.
    During an interview with Fox News, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council stated, “Any president, any official in history that has embraced Christianity, is no longer welcome in this administration. That’s the environment they are creating.”
    When voting this November, please remember the anti-Christian agenda of Barack Hussein Obama.
     
  2. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    It's not just the current administration. Much of our Christian heritage has been deliberatelly erased from history. George Washington offered up many moving and inspirational prayers during his generalship and presidency. Yet you will find no mention of his strong faith in any modern history books. Revisionists have gone out of their way to edit out or to intentionally distort the Christian faith of our founding fathers and the Christian influence in the founding of our nation.
     
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  3. weegrannymush

    weegrannymush Monkey+

    I am not addressing any of the "arguments" as to President Obama's reasons for not wishing to include this beautiful prayer on the WWII Memorial. I wish to comment on the wording and format of the Prayer itself. It seems to me that the wording was crafted in such a way as to be acceptable to just about any of the major religions. In a solely "Christian" prayer, the words to the effect "In Jesus's name" would have been added before the amen. Simply omitting this wording makes the prayer acceptable to both Jews and Muslims, (since the name Allah is believed to mean "the God" or "the one God" and is probably or possibly derived from the "El" and "Elaw" of the early Hebrew writings.) Whether we like it or not, Moslems ARE praying to the same God as we Christians, although to be sure they perceive him somewhat differently. This Prayer is a Historic Document, apart from the religious part of it, and I feel should be included for that reason if for no other. It is very moving to read and brings home to the reader the sufferings and heroism of those who were fighting and the love and honour in which they were being held by the folks at home.

    Why do people nowadays always want to throw out the baby with the bathwater....we are carrying political correctness to an insane level. You know, I feel so sorry for those who feel no need for God in their lives....they miss so much. Those of us who have this loving connection with the Divine KNOW without ANY doubt that He exists. But it takes a humble mind and an open willing soul to find Him. Those who walk in their own pride usually cannot experience Him (until they are in the proverbial foxhole!)

    When one has looked back over a long and difficult life and has seen the innumerable ways in which insurmountable problems were "coincidentally" solved (usually in the wake of prayer) it is not possible to deny the existence of a loving Entity which, because of our limited human viewpoint, we call God.

    Just MHO and just sayin'.
     
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  4. oth47

    oth47 Monkey+

    It's no surprise to me that Obama would be against this prayer.I think he's proven his hostility to anything that smacks of Christianity even while claiming to be one.And it seems to me that the prayer was for all soldiers,believers and nonbelievers alike.If I were in combat or about to be,I wouldn't disdain good wishes or prayer from any quarter,regardless of the denomination they came from.JMHO and YMMV.
     
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