DAR removing Christian references from books, songs
What's behind the group's move?
- Duration 4:08
- Date Jan 3, 2013
What's behind the group's move?
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It's known as the largest women's patriotic organization in the world the daughters of the American revolution their motto.
God home and country that's their motto so why is the DA are taking.
Out references to god and christianity from its official historic -- books.
And patriotic -- Fox News radio's Todd -- joins us with exclusive details Todd.
I don't get it.
Their motto is god home and country and they're taking god out of their home in their country that they certainly are and a lot of the members are very upset over this several of them -- -- out to me over the weekend and said hey we want to let you guys know what's happening here because it's just not right.
They believe this is an attempt to to a race -- the Christian heritage of this organization.
But what we have from one -- pieces of information we received was from -- state chaplain who wrote in a newsletter.
Informing members there were no longer allowed to pray in the name of Jesus Christ they had to use a generic term.
But there were also some other there is some other things that concern these folks and I want to bring these up on hard and screened first.
The name Jesus Christ was removed from the newly revised ritual and missile books easier for the official books that they use in their organization.
Chaplains were told to stop using the name Jesus in their prayers.
And all prayers and poems that were written in the documents.
That referenced Christian symbols like white crosses and four soldiers who were killed and battled those were deleted or altered.
Patriotic hymns that mention that god like America the beautiful were taken out of the official documents as well okay whose whose idea was this.
Well we understand this came from headquarters in Washington DC the president general we reached out to her office and she did not return multiple phone calls that we made.
Hoping to to get a comment.
But the members are speaking out anonymously.
And here's what one member told me yesterday aren't.
Horrible I mean how -- back.
They're supposed to be doing it can all -- out of inclusion.
And to me it is.
Is that they are saying that well it's because of religious freedom and tolerance the mock question.
It says if so -- if so and then.
Over the name of cheap fare.
And words like -- -- is that -- front.
Soldiers his dad Pharmerica.
If it's not -- who are intolerant.
That -- Todd we should point out that the daughters of the American revolution these are direct descendants of the people involved in our revolution in our quest for independence.
That's right and they were the ones who put.
In god we trust on the walls and in the money.
That's right and looked -- they see this is being reflective of what's happening across the country Steve this idea that we have to remove.
Christianity from the marketplace of ideas they're very concerned about this very upset they hope that this change this changed.
And if it's not we understand many members have already started to.
To evaluate whether they're going to be a part of the group or not she's Aaron yeah -- the so going forward -- we just heard from one member of the DAR anonymously has anybody gone on the record.
Some to question the president general Marianne T Wright's decision on doing this stuff they brought their concerns to the president general's office.
And they -- that the ladies are very concerned that if in fact they are made.
Note that their identities remain public they'll be kicked out of the organization so right now they're asking to be anonymous.
We've talked to -- several other ladies as well who are very concerned about this.
I want to see how this plays out in the coming days -- it at this point you know they they may -- -- Jesus out of there pretty materials but their motto is still god home in country right that's right the question is and I like these ladies said.
If if if you -- -- for praying to the god who is Jesus Christ to argue Bradenton and and that's their big.
Big hang up on an exclusive report Todd starts buses were you think government -- respect to our attention.