Kirsters Baish’s Opinion| It has been reported that House Democrats have officially removed “so help me, God” from the Committee oath.
You may remember a while back when it was revealed that the House rules committee was in the process of removing “so help me, God” from people taking oaths. At the time, Democrats were insisting they were doing no such thing. But guess what? They did do such a thing. Perhaps they plan on changing it to something Democrats place above God, like illegal aliens, MS-13 or Barack Obama.
Democratic Representative Steve Cohen of Texas, who also chairs the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, stated, “I think God belongs in religious institutions: in temple, in church, in cathedral, in mosque — but not in Congress. God doesn’t want to be used.”
Life Site News reported, “Democrats controlling the U.S. House of Representatives have removed “so help me God” from the oath witnesses take before testifying before several of the committees they control, months after backing down from a proposal from one committee to strike the phrase.”
Take a look at the following report:
“We do not have religious tests,” stated Democratic Representative Jerrold Nadler of New York, who chairs the Judiciary Committee.
Via Life Site News:
Striking the religious language is the most controversial of the procedural changes ushered in by Democrats after winning the House majority last November. Lesser changes include replacing “chairman” and “chairwoman” with the gender-neutral title of “chair,” and the Natural Resources Committee replacing plastic water bottles with reusable glassware.
“I am a sinner, I make mistakes every single day, but I do think that we could use a little more of God, not less,” Rep. Garret Graves, a Louisiana Republican, told his colleagues on the Natural Resources Committee in response to dropping God.
“The intention behind [‘so help me God’] was to express the idea that the truth of what was being said was important not just in the moment, but would go into eternity, and someone was watching and would ultimately be our judge,” Republican Representative Mike Johnson of Louisiana stated. “Some would call that mere symbolism, but to many of our founders, it was deeper than that.”