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Rejecting FDR’s D-Day Prayer

June 6, 2014

Opposing FDR’s prayer at the WWII Memorial, if not outright misanthropic, is supercilious.

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Liberal Groups Reject FDR’S D-Day Prayer

June 6, 2014

A coalition of liberal religious groups has authored a letter to U.S. lawmakers expressing concerns about a renewed initiative to add a prayer by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in the nation’s capital.

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Remembering FDR’s D-Day Prayer

June 6, 2014

70 years ago today, American G.I.s stormed the beaches of Normandy and the liberation of France began. As they fought, a nation prayed.

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gives one of his regular radio address, widely nicknamed "fireside chats."

Liberal Groups Oppose D-Day Prayer Plaque

May 28, 2014

As the 70th anniversary of D-Day approaches, Congress has proposed the addition of a plaque commemorating FDR’s iconic D-Day prayer to the National World War II Memorial. However, groups such as the UMC’s General Board of Church & Society and the ACLU have come out in opposition to the bill.

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Syria War, Churches, Methodists, Franco, Spanish Civil War & Providence

September 9, 2013

In contrast with the United Methodist Board of Church and Society’s usual pacifist platitudes, two United Methodist bishops have made relatively thoughtful, careful statements on the Syria War. Bishop Grant Hagiya of the Greater…

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Recalling Hiroshima and Nagasaki

August 9, 2013

With every receding year, there’s only one bad guy in the Pacific war.

This week marks the anniversaries of the atomic strikes on Hiroshima and Nagasaki that ended World War II. The strikes killed 150-250,000, and the war killed 50-60 million, about a third of whom were killed by imperialist Japan’s aggression in the Pacific. A recent news release from the World Council of Churches urged: “No more Hiroshimas. No more Nagasakis.”


FDR’s June 6 D-Day Prayer, War, Churches, & Drones

June 6, 2013

Episcopalians for Traditional Faith has a wonderful email today about the 1928 Episcopal Book of Common Prayer’s influence on President Franklin Roosevelt’s famous June 6, 1944 D-Day prayer, which he delivered on national radio…


Pearl Harbor’s Anniversary and the Churches

December 7, 2012

Today is the 71st anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Seems like not too long ago when there were still lots of people around who personally recalled that day as unequaled in their memory. My grandmother…


Britain Remembers Its ‘Finest Hour’

September 14, 2012

By Mark Tooley Seventieth anniversary celebrations of various World War II anniversaries continue to slip by in what is maybe the last time that large numbers of veterans from that conflict will be able…


Double Standards at General Conference

May 4, 2012

By Mark Tooley The United Methodist General Conference often operates under one sided rules of an odd form of hyper political correctness. During the May 2 debate of Israeli settlements and anti-Israel divestment, the…


Religious Isolationism and Pearl Harbor

December 11, 2011

The following article and photograph, reposted with permission, appeared on the American Spectator website. In the American psyche there’s never been an event like Pearl Harbor. (Photo credit: American Spectator) In the American psyche there’s never…