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JULY  2007

                            The People News, a free newspaper serving Cleveland and Bradley County Tn.






The Tennessee Mockingbird


By June Griffin

D-Day, 2007. Commemorating the invasion of Europe. Contemporary invasion, that is.
"Weeping endureth for a night but joy cometh in the morning." For those that have wept over judicial atheism and wished for an end to multiculturalism, on D-Day this year, God Himself wiped away the tears from our eyes. On-the-air radio after news played the invasion comments by the Commander, only reference was made to a prayer offered by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. A call to the President's archives brought this prayer to light and then it was played over and over. Of particular interest to the Americans was the President's reference to "our Religion."
FDR's D-Day Prayer, asking for Victory.

"... in this poignant hour, I ask you to join with me in prayer:
Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our nation, this day have set upon a mighty

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endeavor, a struggle to preserve our republic, our religion and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity.

Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith.

They will need Thy blessings. Their road will be long and hard. For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing speed, but we shall return again and again; and we know that by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph.

They will be sore tried, by night and by day, without rest -- until the victory is won. The darkness will be rent by noise and flame. Men's souls will be shaken with the violence of war.

For these men are lately drawn from the ways of peace. They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and good will among all Thy people. They yearn but for the end of battle, for their return to the haven of home.

Some will never return. Embrace these, Father, and receive them, Thy heroic servants, into Thy kingdom.

And for us at home -- fathers, mothers, children, wives, sisters and brothers of brave men overseas -- whose thoughts and prayers are ever with them -- help us, Almighty God, to rededicate ourselves in renewed faith in Thee in this hour of great sacrifice.

Many people have urged that I call the nation into a single day of special prayer. But because the road is long and the desire is great, I ask that our people devote themselves in a continuance of prayer. As we rise to each new day, and again when each day is spent, let words of prayer be on our lips, invoking Thy help to our efforts.

Give us strength, too -- strength in our daily tasks, to redouble the contributions we make in the physical and the material support of our armed forces.

And let our hearts be stout, to wait out the long travail, to bear sorrows that may come, to impart our courage unto our sons wheresoever they may be.

And, O Lord, give us Faith. Give us Faith in Thee; Faith in our sons; Faith in each other; Faith in our united crusade. Let not the keenness of our spirit ever be dulled. Let not the impacts of temporary events, of temporal matters of but fleeting moment let not these deter us in our unconquerable purpose.

With Thy blessing, we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy. Help us to conquer the apostles of greed and racial arrogance. Lead us to the saving of our country, and with our sister nations into a world unity that will spell a sure peace a peace invulnerable to the schemings of unworthy men. And a peace that will let all of men live in freedom, reaping the just rewards of their honest toil.
Thy will be done, Almighty God.
End Quote

What, then, is "our religion" to which the President referred? Let it be answered with quotations from the New Testament issued to American soldiers in World War II, a copy of which is before me. Such admonitions as "How to Become a Christian," "God's Remedy for Sin," "All May be Saved Now," "Receiving Christ as Saviour" (line furnished for the name of those saved by this admonition,) and Bible verses list "Your Assurance as a Believer." And in the front is included "The Lord's Prayer," Well-Loved Hymns, including "Onward, Christian Soldiers, and "Jesus , Lover of my Soul," Faith of our Fathers," "Abide with Me," "Rock of Ages, "How Firm a Foundation," "Nearer, My God to Thee," "Just as I am," and the "Doxology." (Old One Hundred), then "America," and "The Star Spangled Banner,," "The Prayer of a Midshipman," "The Prayer of a Bluejacket, a page of Scriptures under the heading "Where to Find Help."
TITLE: The White House, Washington, January 25, 1941.

To the Armed Forces: As Commander-in-Chief I take pleasure in commending the reading of the Bible to all who serve in the armed Forces of the United States. Throughout the centuries men of many faiths and diverse origins have found in the Sacred Book words of wisdom, counsel and inspiration. It is a fountain of strength and now, as always, an aid in attaining the highest aspirations of the human soul.
Very sincerely yours,
Frank D. Roosevelt

The question then stands: WHICH RELIGION? and who are God's People? That Religion, Those People won the War, thank you.

Hear the words of prophecy and condemnation in the Book that FDR recommended to your fathers:

"If any man build on this Foundation wood, hay and stubble, the day of fire shall reveal it,"


"Every plant that my Heavenly Father didn't plant shall be rooted up."
Time for the Gardener to do some rooting up.