The ongoing attempt to uproot God and our religious heritage from America’s foundation is in full force and broad in scope…but the lessons of history continue to demonstrate that it only takes a faithful few to stop the onslaught and turn the tide! Will you be counted among their company?
In a society of Nones, we must resolve to become the Ones who will influence the future of the nation, and not relinquish this critical responsibility to those who are spiritually bankrupt. The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, all provide the necessary moral authority and the confidence to stand up. The covenant has been forged and many are realizing it is now time to act with boldness and authority in order to reclaim the dignity that was America at her birth.
In 2011, members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus initiated a Resolution to reaffirm our National Motto as, “In God We Trust” and their efforts became a landslide vote in the House of Representatives–396/9 in favor of recognizing God’s enduring place in American culture. The result was the launch of a nationwide Initiative, “In God We Trust – Put It Up!” that has been growing exponentially and motivating the hearts and actions of citizens all across the United States.
Many states have passed, enforced, and even paid for the national motto to be posted.
- Ohio House Bill 184 requires public schools to display donated posters of the National and/or Ohio Motto. Over 60,000 were distributed.
- In Virginia, legislation passed requiring the posting of the motto in all public schools, courtrooms, and the public square.
- A School Board in Buena Vista, passed a policy that made the statement, “‘In God We Trust, the National Motto, enacted by Congress in 1956’ shall be posted in a conspicuous place in each school for all students to read.”
- Elected leaders in Anaheim, California voted to have the motto added to their city seal.
- In Bakersfield, California school district voted to display the phrase, “In God We Trust” on the walls of more than 2,300 classrooms, school libraries, administrative offices and the School Board’s meeting room.
- The Mayor and City Council in Bakersfield also tasked people and volunteers to put up the motto and important historical documents via a “Dedication of National Motto’s, Historical Documents, School Display & Liberty Garden.” Read more
- One official has been instrumental in encouraging 297 cities across the nation to proudly and prominently display the National Motto in council chambers. The influence of one committed person cannot be underestimated!
We have been so encouraged by the quality and quantity of people who are joining hands to put God back in His rightful place within the public square. One church in Georgia has a strategic plan to honor God throughout their community by seeking leaders who will help put the national motto back in city offices, businesses, and schools. They are considering plaques, posters, yard signs, car magnets, decals, and other tools to resource local citizens and increase awareness. Other churches are using their marquee signs to display the words, “In God We Trust.”
Thousands of dedicated citizens are passing out “In God We Trust” decals at local stores, setting up tables with information about this proactive strategy in the halls of their state capitols, advocating for state license plates, and contacting legislators, mayors and school boards about funding proposals to prominently display our national motto. Some are planning to attend Chamber of Commerce Events in order to encourage and challenge community leaders or meeting with editors of local newspapers to publish articles about how our religious liberties are being undermined and the need to support the IGWT Initiative.
Pastors are discussing the Initiative from their pulpits in order to inform the congregation and to identify people who have the influence and time to coordinate these efforts. The opportunities are endless – it only takes one willing person to step forward and provide leadership at the local level.
I want to encourage you to put up the national motto however, whenever and wherever you can. We have created a number of resources to assist you. I am thankful for your prayers and remain confident I am addressing those who stand shoulder-to-shoulder…ready to cross the river toward a hope that remains and like Gideon, in whom the angel said, “The Lord is with you, O valiant warrior.”