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In God We Trust—Just Barely

In 1956, by an act of Congress, “In God We Trust” became our official national motto and since that time it has been used on all U.S. coins and currency.

Now, in February 2007, the United States Treasury will release a new gold-colored dollar piece but our beloved national motto will no longer be on the face of the coin but will be moved to the thin edge of the coin.

As the march to sanitize God from the public square continues a magnifying glass might be needed to view the downsized motto on the new coins.

According to the U.S. Mint, more room was needed for larger portraits of the U.S. presidents on the face and the Statue of Liberty on the reverse side.

Images of George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison are scheduled to appear on coins in 2007, with a new president appearing every three months.

The Left: Moving “Rights” Along

If radical liberals have their way, the world is in for another sexual revolution. Despite soundbites to the contrary, the feminists' new objective is not rights for women but equality for the "genderless."

Until recently, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was a largely irrelevant piece of feminist propaganda dating back to the early 1970s. Now members of the new Democratic majority say the country should jump on the extremist bandwagon and ratify the amendment, which seeks to end not discrimination, injustice, or chauvinism but motherhood, sane sexuality, and innate sex differences.

Rep. Robert Andrews (D-NJ) said, "I think a great way to commemorate the elevation of the first woman speaker would be to elevate all women in the Constitution."

Citing equal pay and reproductive rights, fringe liberals are demanding that Congress resurrect the amendment. However, as true women's activists like Phyllis Schlafly can attest, the real motivation is less about parity and more about pushing a pansexual agenda.

If the debate were truly about women's rights, then the amendment would say so. As it stands, the old ERA specifically states that people cannot discriminate based on "sex." Schlafly fought the campaign to its death, predicting that the word "sex" in the legislation would be an excuse for legalized same-sex marriage and other harms. She was right.

For years, courts like those in Maryland and Hawaii have interpreted the state's ERA provisions as a mandate for gay marriage. Now the Left, desperate to find some way around the public's opposition to homosexual unions, is hoping to revive the amendment under the guise of "female oppression." 
                
Family Research Council, 11/28/2006

Polygamists Borrow from Same-Sex Marriage Playbook

There are an estimated 40,000 men, women and children in polygamous communities in the U.S. and they are part of a new movement to decriminalize bigamy.

In an effort to move into the mainstream, polygamists are consciously de-emphasizing their religious beliefs and focusing on their desire to live in “freedom”. Polygamists are increasingly using the legal strategies of same-sex marriage advocates in their effort to redefine marriage. 

Chris Stovall, an attorney with the Alliance Defense Fund, said any redefinition of marriage opens a Pandora’s box of trouble.

“Once you've adopted that notion that marriage is merely just the state putting a stamp of approval on the choices adults make about their long-term relationships, all bets are off,” he said.

Once the courts take such a position, then polygamy is the next logical step. In fact, gay-marriage advocates make no secret about their desire to legalize all manner of relationships, including polygamy.