Atheists in the Capitol’s Foxhole

This month, the House and Senate passed identical resolutions approving the engravings of the national motto (“In God We Trust”) and the Pledge of Allegiance in prominent places in the Capitol Visitor Center — a 580,000-square-foot facility under the Capitol — where 15,500 guests visit each day. Spearheading the measures were Rep. Daniel Lungren, R-Calif., Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Va., and Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., who are leaders who also have drawn attention to the oversight of religious heritage in the CVC. The YouTube video of Forbes addressing the House on this matter — called “Our Judeo-Christian Nation” — has received about 2.5 million hits to date, making it one of the most widely viewed floor speeches in YouTube history. Also, some of the 19 omissions and inaccuracies in the CVC can be seen on the YouTube posting called “War on God.”