Whereas, on January 16, 1786, Thomas Jefferson drafted and the Virginia legislature passed the “Act for Religious Freedom,”
Whereas, on June 12, 1776, the Virginia Constitutional Convention adopted the Virginia Declaration of Rights, written by George Mason,
Whereas, members of the First Congress, who drafted the Bill of Rights in 1789, built on Mason’s Declaration and Jefferson’s Statute in establishing the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious freedom,
Whereas, as the Founders knew the importance of recognizing a higher power above government,
Whereas, John Adams said, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other,”
Whereas, Congress from its very inception has daily petitioned God for His divine direction,
Therefore, we urge you, Speaker Pelosi, to oppose any and all efforts to remove the recognition of our nation’s dependence upon and allegiance to God or America’s Christian heritage.