FAITH UNDER FIRE
'Under God' dropped from Pledge on House floor
Watch as congresswoman leads representatives in dodging key phrase
Yet another elected federal official is under fire for omitting references to God in America's historical documents and creeds.
A C-SPAN video has surfaced of U.S. Representative Betty McCollum, D-Minn., leading the floor of the U.S. House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, but conspicuously going silent when the words "under God" would normally be said.
As WND has reported, President Obama has also been caught deleting references to God – on three separate occasions in a little over a month – by quoting the Declaration of Independence but glaringly omitting the founding document's acknowledgement of God as "Creator" and source of human rights.
Where the Declaration states, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness," President Obama has quoted only that all men "are endowed" with certain rights.
The video of McCollum's omission, which dates from an April 17, 2002, session of Congress, was reportedly discovered in the C-SPAN archives by a voter from the congresswoman's district and then spread through a number of blogs and websites, inciting a flurry of critical comments from readers.
The C-SPAN video – where McCollum recites "one nation, indivisible" instead of the Pledge's "one nation under God, indivisible" – can be seen below: