Ever since the fall of the House of Representatives to Godless Democrats, the left-leaning majority has been systematically removing any reference to a higher power from official government language.
One troubling case in point for many conservative Christian Americans, is banishment of the phrase when administering committee and other official oaths. No more help from God, Democrats proclaim, at least not if you have to give sworn testimony.
Bryan Fischer, the Christian Radio Host of Focal Point had this to say on Twitter:
First, the Democrats booed God out of their party. Now they have kicked him out of the oath. It is now utterly impossible for a Christian in good conscience to vote for a Democrat. https://t.co/Mm7YRpGcPi
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) January 29, 2019
There is a reason, a cultural one, why the founding fathers wrote the phrase, “so help me God” into the official oath language. As explained by Rep. Mike Johnson, a Republican from Louisiana:
“The intention behind [‘so help me God’] was to express the idea that the truth of what was being said was important not just in the moment, but would go into eternity, and someone was watching and would ultimately be our judge. Some would call that mere symbolism, but to many of our founders, it was deeper than that.”
Fellow Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming backs him up on that:
“It is incredible, but not surprising, that the Democrats would try to remove God from committee proceedings in one of their first acts in the majority. They really have become the party of Karl Marx.”
LifeSiteNews began reporting back in January that changes to the oaths were already starting. A draft of the Democrats new rules package leaked out to immediate conservative backlash.
As reported by a Christian outlet, the uncloaked draft of one rule change on the table at the House Committee on Natural Resources requires witnesses to recite:
“Do you solemnly swear or affirm, under penalty of law, that the testimony that you are about to give is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?”
Glaringly missing is the phrase, “so help you God.” The words are there but in red brackets that show they are to be trimmed out.
The public outcry didn’t cause much of a lasting result. In March, they were at it again.
One America news called out Rep. Steve Cohen, a Democrat from Tennessee when he intentionally left the words out of a swearing in for hearing testimony.
Rep. Johnson noticed the omission and questioned why it was removed. Cohen was very publicly unhappy about it.