Posted on September 11, 2012 by christianpost.com
President Obama’s annual proclamation – Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, 2012 – that recognizes the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 was void of any mention of “God” or prayer, but did call for Americans to observe a moment of silence and encouraged them to volunteer by assisting men and women in uniform.
“From volunteering with a faith-based organization, to collecting food and clothing for those in need, to preparing care packages for our men and women in uniform, there are many ways to bring service into our everyday lives – and each of us can do something,” read a portion of his proclamation.
The absence of “God” in the proclamation comes on the heels of the Democratic National Convention fiasco in which “God” and “Jerusalem” were left out of the party’s final draft of their platform, but was amended the following day by a controversial floor voice vote. Tapes of the floor seemed to indicate a majority of delegates voted “no.” A two-thirds majority of voting delegates is required to amend the platform. (read more)