GOP House leader urges Pelosi to ‘restore longstanding practice’
World Net Daily, Oct 10, 2007:
House Republican Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., today to immediately order a halt to a new practice of removing references to God from the official certificates that accompany U.S. flags flown over the Capitol.The acting architect of the Capitol is enforcing a rule enacted by his predecessor, reportedly designed to prevent some Americans from being offended.
In one case, Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, R-Colo., was asked to secure a flag in honor of a World War II veteran’s 81st birthday. Her constituent requested that the certificate of authenticity state: “This flag was flown for Mr. [John Doe] on the occasion of his 81st birthday, the eleventh day of July, in the year of our Lord, 2007. Thank you, Grandpa, for showing me what it is to be a true patriot – to love God, family, and country. We love you!”
The certificate accompanied the flag when it arrived at her office, but it had been edited of any reference to “God” or “our Lord.”
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