Tell Congress: God Stays in the Oath! June 6th, 2019

Tell Congress: God Stays in the Oath!

In a recent House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on the Border Security National Emergency Declaration, acting Chairman Steve Cohen (D-TN), removed God from the oath being sworn by the witnesses.

And it’s not the only case. Other committee chairmen are also removing God from the oath of their hearings. We need to tell them to stop.

Here is what happened with congressman Cohen.

Rep. Steve Cohen said, "We're going to ask all the witnesses to stand and be sworn."

He continued, "Do you swear or affirm under penalty of perjury, that the testimony you are about to give is true and correct to the best of your knowledge, information, and belief?"

The witnesses nodded.

Immediately afterward, ranking member Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) intervened, “I think we left out the phrase, ‘So help me God.’”

Rep. Steve Cohen replied affirmatively, "We did."

When asked by Rep. Mike Johnson if the witnesses could do the oath again for the record, Rep. Steve Cohen fired back, "No…Some of them don't want to do it and I don't think it's necessary and I don't like to assert my will over other people."

He just asserted his will over everyone there!

To whom is the one swearing to be held accountable to if it is not God? By removing God from the oath, the integrity of the oath is gone.

Mr. Johnson interjected if he could ask the witnesses if they choose to use the phrase.

At this point, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) speaks up, "If any witness objects, he should not be asked to identify himself. We do not have religious tests for office or anything else. We should let it go with that."

Finally, Chairman Cohen declared, "We'll proceed to introduce the first witness."

"Glad it's noted for the record," replied Representative Johnson.

This is outrageous. These congressmen are excluding God from our legal processes.  

We cannot allow God to be removed from the law because the rule of law derives from Him.

This is an attempt to force atheism upon the national legislature. These representatives do not represent us. We need to tell them to stop.


Sign This Petition

18,361 Supporters

Goal: 18500

To: Representatives Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Jerry Nadler (D-NY)

I strongly oppose your actions to purposely and arbitrarily remove, “So help me God” from the oath sworn by witnesses as demonstrated in the recent House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on the Border Security National Emergency Declaration.

Your blatant changing of the oath runs contrary to our Christian roots and over two centuries of American tradition.

I demand that God stay in the oath.