Obama Administration Opposes FDR’s Prayer at WWII Memorial

Tiffany Gabbay
The Blaze

Conservatives and Republican lawmakers are furious after the Obama administration announced its objection to adding President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s D-Day prayer to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The objection was reportedly raised during a congressional hearing on Republican Congressman Bill Johnson’s bill – the “World War II Memorial Prayer Act of 2011.”

“It is unconscionable that the Obama administration would stand in the way of honoring our nation’s distinguished World War II veterans,” Johnson said. “President Roosevelt’s prayer gave solace, comfort and strength to our nation and our brave warriors as we fought against tyranny and oppression.”

Roosevelt’s prayer asked God to give the allied troops courage and faith, saying: “With thy blessing we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy.”

Fox News adds that Robert Abbey, the director of the Bureau of Land Management, said any plaque or inscription bearing the prayer would “dilute” the “elegant” memorial’s core message and therefore “should not be altered.“ Does Abbey mean to say that the memorial would no longer appear elegant if it contained a reference to ”God?” It appears so…

The article continues at The Blaze.

Also at The Blaze, CAIR warns Detroit mosques to tighten security…because of a Christian prayer event.

Update: At Godfather Politics you can read the transcript of the prayer that President Roosevelt offered over the radio for the nation.

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