I got this spam mail from my mom.
Today I picked up at Bank of America several of the new $1.00 coins with the picture of George Washington on it. To my shock and dismay the words, “In God We Trust”, are not on this coin!
A quick search of the other coin denominations in my collection confirmed that every one contained these faithful words. The new George Washington $1.00 coin is the first money ever issued by the
in modern history without the words “In God We Trust”. By omitting these words, our politically correct, secularist leaders made a conscientious decision that either; 1) God does not exist, or 2) that God exists, but can no longer be trusted. USA
Who originally put ‘In God We Trust’ onto our currency?
My bet is that it was one of the Presidents on these coins.
Government has done is Dishonor them, and disgust me!!! U.S.
I am personally offended and fed up with the denigration of God and Christianity in my country. I am certain George Washington would never have agreed to his picture on the coin if it any way diminished faith in God.
What can we do to show our displeasure? First of all, let’s boycott the coin. Do not ask for it at banks. If it is given to you in change ask for dollar bills instead and tell the person why. Write your Senators stating your displeasure.
Finally, if you agree, pass this e-mail on to others. Collectively, we must send a strong message to those secularists who are trying to remove God from our culture. If we do this, some 300 million $1.00 coins will back up and rot in the supply chain! To God be the glory!
Together we can force them out of circulation. Please send to all on you mail list !!!
To start with, the phrase originated on U.S. coins in 1864 with the Lincoln penny. It’s actually the official motto of the United States, despite the whole supposed separation of church and state. Still, it’s a phrase that helped our country through some tough times. It gives people hope. It doesn’t offend me.
But I got one of these coins this weekend, before seeing this mail. One of the first things I noticed was that, as the British pound coin has for years, we now have inscriptions along the edge. Along the edge it has the mint information, the phrase E Pluribus Unum, and…In God We Trust.
That’s right. It’s still on the coin. The mint is quite proud of it. Check it out:
So, yeah. Far be it from me to have what I see with my own eyes trump some nutcase’s angry tirade, but maybe if we could stop trying to, you know, eliminate things in the name of religion, we could really get somewhere.
In fact, I suggest that everybody who forwarded this stupid-ass email donate a shiny new $1 coin to the right-wing friendly Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation. If any of them had picked up the coin for themselves and read it, they never would have embarassed themselves by forwarding it.
That goes for you too, Mom. Sorry. I asked you not to send me spam.