Here in Virginia, we have good reason to be angered by the actions of Congressman, Randy Forbes (VA-4th district). Forbes (founder of the Congressional Prayer Caucus) has introduced a bill, H. Res. 34
, which would declare:
“Whereas the Holy Bible is God’s Word,”
“Whereas in Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, he referred to God 14 times, to verses in the Holy Bible 4 times, and invoked prayer 3 times in 701 words,”
“Whereas with the Obama inauguration on January 20, 2009, we, with God’s help, rededicate ourselves anew to the eternal tasks before us necessary to ensure for generations to come that our ‘government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth."
Among other things. Please, if you are in his district (or just upset), write him and let him know that you care more about the Constitution than the Bible: http://forbes.house.gov/zipauth.html
There's no way this will ever make it out of committee, but we still shouldn't be silent on the topic. This is a clear violation of the establishment clause.
**cross-posted in Virginia Atheists group**