The Daily Caller reported this story Tuesday, but seeing as how today’s news cycle is dominated by a Democratic governor talking about infanticide, it seems a good time to post something on it.
In short, the House Committee on Natural Resources is doing away with all gender-specific language and any mention of God in the oath taken before testifying before the committee.
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 30, 2019
Religion reporter Joshua Gill reports:
The current draft of the proposed House Committee on Natural Resources rules package replaces all gender-specific pronouns with “their,” and substitutes committee “Chair” for “Chairman” in committee documents. The rules package also proposes that witnesses who testify before the committee be administered an oath bereft of any reference to faith or God and that adds the phrase “under penalty of law.”
Oddly enough, the proposal to remove references to God comes just two months after Democrats proposed to remove a 181-year-old restriction on wearing religious headgear on the House floor in order to accommodate newly-elected Muslim women members.
So they finally managed to get rid of that pesky “so help you God” bit.
They denied God at their convention. No surprise here.
— Rob Womack (@Rojowo) January 30, 2019
At the 2012 Democratic National Convention, delegates booed loudly when convention chairman Antonio Villaraigosa restored the words “God” and “Jerusalem” to the party platform after several voice votes.
Widespread boos for Jerusalem and God in the convention hall
— Tim Miller (@Timodc) September 5, 2012
So yes, it’s no surprise.
Didn't Nancy make a comment today about how Democrats are doing the Lord's work and Republicans dishonor God? Wow
— konnie miller (@klm613) January 30, 2019
And a wall is an “immorality?”
Oh so it will be cross my heart and hope to die oaths?
— A#1 (@realSFC) January 30, 2019
#LOL That won't last long.
— NancyLynnNagy Smiling Is Racist???? (@NancyLynnNagy1) January 30, 2019
— *Wendy* 🇺🇸 (@RealWendyTeresa) January 30, 2019
They hate everything about America
— Corinne Sueta (@cssueta) January 30, 2019
No, they’re fixing America by ridding it of all the leftover baggage from the founders.
If this doesn’t make Christians and Jewish reject democrats they are not truly believers of their faith.
— Jon Lillian (@jel281) January 30, 2019
Then there is no oath, and with no oath there’s no committee, nothing legal in that. One can try and remove God, but He has already won. Some day soon, the heat is going to be real to these people. That day will be too late!
— Tamara (@Tamara62516123) January 30, 2019
Still gonna answer to Him one day.
— heather (@heathKingsbee) January 30, 2019
If the Democrats want to strike God from the oath, by all means, do so. It does seem curious that this is a priority for them all of a sudden, though.
Amid boos, Democrats vote to restore God, Jerusalem to party platform; Video added http://t.co/qhe5ySks
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 5, 2012