The Most Rev. Council Nedd II

National Chairman

In God We Trust

(P.O. Box 96197, Washington, DC 20090-6197)

(571) 425-4165

 

Does America Hate God?

 

Dear Patriotic American,

 

Does America really hate God? Perhaps it shocks you to hear someone ask that question. Frankly, I hope it does shock you, because I must have your full attention.

 

What do you think? I really do want your opinion. And I'm writing to ask for your help. More on that in a moment, so please keep reading...

 

For the last few years, the news has been full of stories about people who say God hates America. I don't believe that for one second. I believe God loves America ... God has blessed America like no other nation in world history. There's no doubt God loves America.

 

Still, I ask you: "Does America hate God?" The answer is all around you, my friend:

 

               CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA (2003) -- A woman named Syidah Mateen sued the state because she wanted to swear an oath in court on a Koran instead of the Bible.

 

               ABOARD THE U.S.S. ANZIO (2004) -- Lt. Gordon Klingenschmitt, a Navy Chaplain preaching at a Catholic sailor's funeral, was reprimanded and sent ashore for uttering the name "Jesus."

 

               "CAMP LIBERTY" NEAR BAGHDAD, IRAQ (2005) -- A brigade official ordered Army Chaplain Capt. John Stertzbach to "modify" his prayers at the funeral of a slain sergeant to minimize use of the name "Jesus."

 

               ABOARD FLIGHT 93 ON SEPTEMBER 11 (2006) -- Less than five years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, heroic passenger Todd Beamer's last reported words -- "Help me, God" -- were cut from Hollywood's made-for-TV version of what happened on the doomed aircraft.

 

               DES MOINES, IOWA (2006) -- The God-hating "Americans United for Separation of Church and State" won a lawsuit when a federal judge ordered a Bible-based prison program out of the Newton Correction Facility and ordered the Bible group to re-pay the State of Iowa $1.53 MILLION!

 

               STIGLER, OKLAHOMA (2006) -- The America-hating "American Civil Liberties Union" (ACLU) sued to have the Ten Commandments removed from the lawn of the Haskell County Courthouse, even though it was erected with private funds.

 

               OMAHA, NEBRASKA (2007) -- State Senator Ernie Chambers sued God in Douglas County Court, alleging that God has caused "calamitous catastrophes resulting in the wide-spread death, destruction and terrorization of millions upon millions of the Earth's inhabitants including innocent babes, infants, children, the aged and infirm without mercy or distinction."

 

               MADISON, WISCONSIN (2008) -- The Freedom from Religion Foundation, promoting itself as America's largest atheist group, put up billboards urging people to "Imagine No Religion." The group vowed to place these inflammatory billboards all over the nation to confront people of faith.

 

               THE WHITE HOUSE (2009) -- President Barack Hussein Obama dropped the long-standing practice of holding a public event at the White House to commemorate the National Day of Prayer.

 

               U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY (2010) -- A simple wooden cross was placed at the "Wiccan Chapel," a circle of rocks in the woods near the service academy used by witches and warlocks for "black sabbath" Satan worship. The Superintendent, Lt. Gen. Michael Gould, defended the witches and issued a statement declaring, "I consider this no different than someone writing graffiti on the Cadet Chapel," a Christian place of worship.

 

               WALTER REED ARMY MEDICAL CENTER (2011) -- The hospital that treated thousands of the most severely wounded soldiers from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan posted a new rule: "No religious items (i.e., Bibles, reading materials and/or facts) are allowed to be given away or used during a visit."

 

               TIMES SQUARE, NEW YORK CITY (2012) -- A group called American Atheists put up a billboard at Christmastime proclaiming, "Keep the Merry! Dump the Myth!" On the billboard, next to "Merry" is Santa Claus; above "Myth" is a picture of a Jesus statue.

 

All these news items are true. If things keep going like this, I may soon have to add to this shameful list:

 

               ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY (2014) -- The ACLU and other liberal atheist groups won a lawsuit to force the Pentagon to start removing crosses formerly used as grave markers in all the nation's military cemeteries.

 

My friend, if you've read this far and you're not angry yet, you may as well throw my letter away now.

 

But if you're like me,

you're furious ... and you're asking:

 

WHOSE AMERICA IS IT ANYWAY?

 

Does America belong to the God-hating liberal atheists of the ACLU and "Americans United for Separation of Church and State" and the Islamic terrorists ... and the European elitists, like the French ... and the big city liberals ... and Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton ... and the foul-mouthed talentless "idols" of Hollywood?

 

NO! America is OUR country. It belongs to you and me. And you and I are going to start taking it back. And the first thing you and I are going to do is STOP PUTTING UP WITH THE KIND OF NONSENSE I JUST DESCRIBED!

 

You and I are going to "PUSH BACK," my friend.

 

These God-hating liberals want to take the cross off public land? Why don't THEY get "crossed off"?! Let's "cross off" the God-hating liberal groups who want to attack decent people like you and me at every turn.

 

It seems like there is nothing too decent that you and I might try to do -- pray in public, display a cross or the Ten Commandments, give Bibles to prisoners -- there's nothing too decent for the God-hating liberal atheists to try to shut us down.

 

The liberals have Declared War on people like you and me. And for the last 40 years or so in this country, the God-hating liberal atheists have been winning. They have managed to get their way, trying to turn America into a nation that really does hate God. The liberal atheists have been winning battle after battle.

 

But you and I are going to win this war,

and the bad guys are going to lose!

 

Right now -- you and I and the thousands of good, decent patriotic Americans who agree with you and me -- we must all band together.

 

That's why I'm writing to you today about "In God We Trust," a group that is leading the tight to protect the honored role that religion has always played in the public life of our great nation.

 

"In God We Trust" is not a religious organization with a political viewpoint. There are already plenty of those. Instead, "In God We Trust" is a political organization that believes America's political system is better off if God is part of it -- rather than banished from it -- as the liberal atheists have been trying to do for many years now.

 

Do you remember a time in America when it was "respectable" to pray at a public event, asking God's blessings on the proceedings? Now it's "criminal."

 

Do you remember a time in America when it was "expected" there would be religious symbols on public property as a reminder of our nation's Judeo-Christian heritage? Now it's "offensive."

 

Do you remember a time in America when it was "admirable" for a public servant to humbly profess his faith and devotion to God? Now it's "oppressive."

 

Do you remember a time in America when it was "revolutionary" to believe that all people are endowed by their Creator -- not by government, but by their Creator -- with certain inalienable rights? Now it's "intolerant."

 

What has happened to America? Does America really hate God?

 

My name is Council Nedd. I'm the presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Missionary Church. Before I was called to the church, I was a public school teacher in Washington, D.C., and I also worked for several non-profit groups that lobby Congress in the public interest.

 

And that's exactly the kind of group "In God We Trust" was created to be. "In God We Trust" will speak for people like you and me, who believe God still has a place in America.

 

I must be prepared to stand up to some very powerful enemies, and I hope I can count on you to stand with me. I've already mentioned the God-hating "Americans United for the Separation of Church and State" and the America-hating liberals at the ACLU. There's also "People for the American Way," MoveOn.org, and a host of other atheist-leaning liberal groups.

 

Worse yet, they are all supported by the radical 1960s-leftovers who now control academia, and the so-called "mainstream" media who still dominate what we see on TV. And these left-wing groups are bankrolled by some of the most undeserving people ever to inherit an ill-gotten fortune. Liberals LOVE to throw money at things when they think they know better than you! (And they ALWAYS do.)

 

How can this one organization compete with all that? Well, for starters, we have a mighty defense, one that our Founding Fathers announced during the American Revolution:

 

"IN GOD WE TRUST!"

 

In that simple phrase is a standard that all men and women can turn to when the other side seems to be winning. I can't help but think about the American soldiers who were hopelessly surrounded at the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. The enemy demanded surrender. But the American General McAuliffe simply replied: "Nuts!"

 

It was an expression of defiance that rallied the American troops, who went on to win the battle and win the war. Evil was defeated and good triumphed. Today, instead of defiance, you and I have RELIANCE, in the words of our Founding Fathers:

 

"IN GOD WE TRUST!"

 

That's why I'm not afraid to stand up to the powerful, God-hating liberal groups who want to whitewash God right out of American public life, and out of our history.

 

I hope you are the kind of person I can count on to stand alongside me. I am trying to reach out to as many Americans as I can afford to contact, asking people to join this effort. But I can only do that with your help.

 

When you were referred to me as a prospective Supporter, I felt certain you would be exactly the kind of loyal and patriotic American who would want to help "In God We Trust" get its new national campaign off the ground.

 

But perhaps I made a mistake? I can't help but think that right now, as you read these words, there are three sets of hands -- including yours -- holding a copy of this letter. Two of them will crumple my letter up in a ball and throw it away. One will answer my plea for help. I hope you're the one. Are you?

 

I'm trying to get this letter into the hands of as many patriotic and God-fearing Americans as I can ... but I've probably made some mistakes.

 

So, as you read these words, please consider two other people who are reading my letter along with you right now. One is an atheist liberal. He hates God. He hates America. And he hates what I am trying to do by writing you this letter today. He will tear up my letter with contempt and toss it aside with anger, hurling curses at me, at our beloved country, and at our Almighty Creator. He's wrong, and his actions hurt America, but he won't even listen.

 

The second is a good person, like you. He loves America and he respects God. But he has lost hope. He doesn't think America can be saved, or it's no longer worth the effort, or his one voice can't possibly make a difference. He will put my letter down with a heavy heart and try not to think about my message, turning his back when his country needs him most. He's wrong, and his inaction hurts America, but he's already given up.

 

Finally, there's you. I know you are holding my letter in your hands right now. And I know you have my words on your mind as you read them. But only you and God know what is in your heart as you consider what I have to say and only you and God know whether you will ignore my message or answer my call to action.

 

Every single person who supports "In God We Trust" by responding to my call for help today plays a vital role. Don't ever give up! Don't ever think your part is unimportant. Every American has a duty and he must do it. And every Supporter like you is a vital link in this campaign.

 

What if every person who's reading my letter right now decided it was too much trouble to respond, threw my letter away, and just figured it wasn't worth the effort? That person might say, "Heck, they won't miss me, just one American in thousands."

 

But, what if every American thought that way? Where in the world would we be now? What would our country, our loved ones, our homes, even the world, be like? No, my friend, Americans don't think like that. Everyone does his part. And that's why I'm counting on you today.

 

At the beginning of my letter, I told you that I want to know your opinion. Here's what I'm asking you to do right now:

 

FIRST: Complete your enclosed "Does America Hate God?" Survey and rush it back to me in the envelope I've provided. I want to hear from good people like you, and I plan to share the survey results with key officials at the White House, in Congress, and other top political leaders.

 

SECOND: When you send me your survey, please include a donation of $10, $15, $20, $25, or even $50, $100 or more. I hope to distribute and collect at least ONE MILLION SURVEYS within the next year, but I can only do that with your help.

 

My friend, if you've read this tar, I feel certain you agree with me that America does NOT hate God ... but you realize America IS at a turning point. And I feel certain you are the kind of person who wants to support "In God We Trust" ... but you understand every person who supports this effort must do his part.

 

When you send me your completed survey, you will help me tell the nation's most powerful political leaders that there are still many good Americans who want to stop the liberal attack on God that has plagued America for so long.

 

Your survey answers will also help me raise a banner of hope for the "regular guy" and his family, the people of this country who think they're alone in a crazy world. But whether the people who hear the results of this survey are powerful or penniless ... whether they are mighty or meek your survey answers will add your voice to the rising chorus of Americans crying out:

 

"IN GOD WE TRUST!"

 

Shortly after the terrorist attacks of September 11, I heard a member of the clergy give a sermon that mocked the phrase, "God Bless America," asking sarcastically: "Whose God, and whose America?"

 

My friend, I know whose God, and I know whose America it is, and I pray I am right in believing you do, too. If so, then you understand it is actually a prayer, calling down a blessing from God upon this great nation of ours that He has already so richly blessed. And it is that prayer, that blessing, with which I leave you now ... hoping expectantly to hear from you soon.

 

God bless America,

The Most Rev. Council Nedd IT

National Chairman

 

P.S. Please complete your "Does America Hate God?" Survey and rush it back to me today, so I can report the results to the American people and to our country's leaders. It will really be a wake-up call when people finally see how many Americans want to stand up and defend the special place that God holds in American culture, and in the history of our great nation.

 

Also, I urge you to send a donation of $10, $15, $20, $25, or even $50, $100 or more. Please help me build this organization by making the launch of our 2014 "Does America Hate God?" National Survey Campaign as big a success as possible. The more people we can ask to get involved, the better ... but I can only do that with your help. Please be generous. God bless you.

 

And remember: "IN GOD WE TRUST" (P.O. Box 96197, Washington, DC 20090-6197)!