Remove the bible from presidential inauguration?
Father Jonathan Morris sounds off
- Duration 4:14
- Date Jan 13, 2013
Father Jonathan Morris sounds off
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Welcome back everybody -- up pastor chosen deliver the benediction at president Obama's inauguration.
Will no longer take part in the event Boeing -- Leo withdrew after a sermon he gave years and years ago about gay marriage.
When it surfaced -- story caused quite a firestorm on the laughed and led some to attack the Bible itself watch this.
Following one of our most -- -- traditions.
In the government that invented the separation of church and state will put his hand.
Along this book.
-- with things he does not believe.
Filled with things that no one in the United States of America beliefs and with his hand on this.
He will -- -- the old.
-- -- Guess that most of service.
Well joining -- -- weigh in on this Bible controversy is Fox's own religion contributor father John Mark Warner product -- have -- -- so what do you what do you make it is -- the most of service thing you've seen most of -- no -- right after the fact that there is a way means.
Of intolerance sweeping this country intolerance of any public expression.
Of god or religion.
It's a wave and -- sweeping this country in the coming from it's coming from certainly spokespeople like this.
Activists who would like to wipe that name and voice of god off the face a not only of our own conscience.
But of the public square that's what's happening.
What that I think what that cable.
Liberal host was saying was.
If he doesn't think that President Obama believes every word of the Bible.
If you don't believe every word of the Bible and many Americans dot can you still use the -- or is it disingenuous to think saying.
Because we don't practice all ten commandments let's take them down from our courtrooms.
The fact is -- We're right now it totally makes sense to do what he is suggesting.
Get rid of the Bible get rid of any prayer in the inauguration.
Right we should get totally taking god we trust off of none of the dollar bill we should absolutely get rid of any expression -- a -- of religion if we believe.
If we believe that true meaning of separation of church and state means that god stays within the walls of the church.
Mean and that's what these activists are doing we should also take dimension got out of our constitution.
In god we trust really.
-- -- guys are -- -- -- -- because the president's gonna double down it's gonna have to who -- Abraham Lincoln's and one from mart with a -- it well well Diana and that's I think it's a wonderful thing.
But as I said in god we trust have to dollar bill we should wish one nation under god have a side of our constitution.
Get rid of that and all together.
And if if you believe what what these activists believed that is that this is bad for our country and but you know with the president during -- two bibles Mike I think it's a wonderful -- still doing it went.
If you take those Bible to -- all the pages out of them and that's what we're doing in our culture sin we still believe in the Bible but nothing that's said within it.
It's like -- tabernacle with no interest you it's like a church without pews.
Right it's it's worship without any liturgy whatsoever and that's we're doing we're emptying.
All of these good things.
Of of their meeting and we do we anti them they're very easily toppled the up and actually he's actually -- it because when you remove god from the equation and that churches I mean rather the state is the final authority on everything there's there's no.
Appealed beyond the government and that's what some people want -- -- are the founders of our country and the great tradition United States has always been actually we must respond to somebody there.
You know it's -- in the constitution that says that they have to use a Bible part George Washington was on that's where -- -- -- -- -- would have been an idealist has a Bible.
And one president chose not to Teddy Roosevelt.
Way back in the day and you know.
Allowing our politicians to be who they are and thank -- President Obama as he -- to do -- himself to be who they are.
Instead of being so intolerant to say that they cannot do anything that everybody -- and again with.
That's that's with the cheerful father record -- -- have a summit I.