In Oneida County, New York, local representatives are standing up for a Biblical worldview, even at a time when Christianity is being suppressed. Even though many institutions around the country are being pressured into taking down references to God, these legislators are doing just the opposite.
From the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation:
“The board of legislators unanimously voted Wednesday to permanently display the words “In God We Trust” in their chambers.
The idea was proposed by Legislator David Gordon of the 14th District to remind elected officials about their large role in the county and to have the community regain their trust in the system.
Gordon explains, “People are losing faith, they’re losing faith in the system in their elected representatives, jobs are becoming very hard, food on the table is coming very hard and people are looking for something to believe in and they want that faith and why not bring that message home to the County Board of Legislatures…so people know that we are in the same boat as they are and that we’re working towards a common cause.It is essentially just saying that we do deliberate on the basis that we do not discriminate against anybody. We are guided by that higher power that allows us to always keep everybody in mind. There is essentially a separation between church and state because we recognize everyone. People that believe and people who don’t.”
The battle for faith and religious freedom has elevated to unprecedented levels in this country; however, legislators and citizens across the United States are rising up to protect God’s enduring and rightful place.
Thousands of committed Americans are rejecting the purposeful and misdirected efforts of those who are working to remove God and prayer from every vestige of public life. In November of 2011, the U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly (396-9) to reaffirm “In God We Trust” as the official motto of the United States, and strongly encouraged its public display in our schools and public buildings. Citizens are now taking advantage of this opportunity as part of an offensive strategy to counteract the efforts of anti-God groups.
The four words will be placed on a plaque over the Oneida County seal in the county legislative chambers for all legislators and attending constituents to see. To find out how to encourage your legislators to do the same, go to www.InGodWeTrustMotto.us.”