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Members Affirm America’s Religious Heritage
Members to Announce Introduction of America’s Spiritual Heritage Resolution
Washington, D.C., Apr 30, 2009 - Congressman J. Randy Forbes (R-VA), Congressman Mike McIntyre (D-NC), Congressman Robert Aderholt (R-AL), along with Members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus and faith leaders will hold a bi-partisan press conference affirming America’s religious heritage and announcing the introduction of America’s Spiritual Heritage Resolution (formerly H.Res.888 in the 110th Congress).
America’s religious heritage has been a heightened point of debate and discussion over the past several weeks. Recently, President Barack Obama claimed while in Turkey that “we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation, or a Jewish nation...,” Newsweek stated that this is “The End of Christian America,” and a PEW study reported that the percentage of people who say they are unaffiliated with any particular faith has doubled in recent years. Members of Congress, along with leaders of faith organizations, will join together in discussing these claims and affirming America’s rich religious heritage.
For more information on the Congressional Prayer Caucus, visit http://www.house.gov/forbes/prayercaucus.htm.