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God in the Halls of Government
The trip to Washington D.C. began with a belief that there was a wall of separation between State and Church, but we found...
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inside a Senator’s Office
 
U.S. CAPITOL House of Representative Marble Relief Portrait The head of Moses, is located directly opposite The Speaker's ...
The relief portraits In the House of Representatives not only include Moses but also… <ul><li>George Mason  </li></ul><ul>...
INNOCENT III <ul><li>Decreed the Fourth Crusade of 1198   </li></ul><ul><li>Kings and princes derive authority from him. G...
In 1239 Pope Gregory IX ordered the Talmud  and other religious books burned  A 15th century painting by Pedro Berruguete
Statuary Hall, Old House of Representatives Chamber   Jesuit Father James Marquette
East Pediment of the Supreme Court  shows Moses bearing the two tablets with the 10 Commandments
As you enter the Supreme Court courtroom, the two huge oak doors have the Ten Commandments engraved on each lower portion ...
A marble frieze on the Chamber  on the upper walls   shows Moses holding a copy of the tablets on which the Ten Commandmen...
The founder of Islam, Muhammad is also in a government building,  the U.S. Supreme Court
Moses with the Ten Commandments in the rotunda of the Library of Congress   A phrase from Lord Tennyson in the rotunda
The National Archive has a bronze medallion of the Ten Commandments at the entrance, surrounded by four winged figures rep...
On the aluminum cap (the east face) atop the Washington Monument are two words: Laus Deo.
A memorial plaque (among the more than 100) from the Free Press Methodist Episcopal Church inside the Washington Monument ...
An excerpt from Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural speech carved into the interior of the Lincoln Memorial
 
U.S. Senate Dirksen Office Building Bronze Plaque With The Motto &quot;IN GOD WE TRUST&quot; The building was opened on Oc...
Admiral David Farragut’s Bible
Washington Keeling at Valley Forge
The First U.S. Coin Having The  National Motto &quot;IN GOD WE TRUST&quot; 1864 Two Cent Coin
 
Hindu prayer in U.S. Senate by Hindu clergyman Rajan Zed
What’s All the Fuss About ?
Whose Ten Commandments ? In the Butler Catechism, verses eight through ten are simply left out. This version omits the pro...
Ten Commandments in Court Houses Ten Commandments in Schools Bible Reading in Schools Creationism Taught  Nativity Scenes ...
 
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  1. 1. God in the Halls of Government
  2. 2. The trip to Washington D.C. began with a belief that there was a wall of separation between State and Church, but we found religion everywhere
  3. 9. Inside a Senator’s Office
  4. 11. U.S. CAPITOL House of Representative Marble Relief Portrait The head of Moses, is located directly opposite The Speaker's Chair
  5. 12. The relief portraits In the House of Representatives not only include Moses but also… <ul><li>George Mason </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Joseph Pothier </li></ul><ul><li>Jean Baptiste Colbert </li></ul><ul><li>Edward I </li></ul><ul><li>Alfonso X </li></ul><ul><li>Pope Gregory IX </li></ul><ul><li>Saint Louis </li></ul><ul><li>Justinian I </li></ul><ul><li>Lycurgus </li></ul><ul><li>Hammurabi </li></ul><ul><li>Moses </li></ul><ul><li>Solon </li></ul><ul><li>Papinian </li></ul><ul><li>Gaius </li></ul><ul><li>Maimonides </li></ul><ul><li>Suleiman the Magnificent </li></ul><ul><li>Pope Innocent III </li></ul><ul><li>Simon de Montfort </li></ul><ul><li>Hugo Grotius </li></ul><ul><li>Napoleon I </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas Jefferson </li></ul>
  6. 13. INNOCENT III <ul><li>Decreed the Fourth Crusade of 1198 </li></ul><ul><li>Kings and princes derive authority from him. God gave Peter’s successors the task of “ruling the whole world.” </li></ul>
  7. 14. In 1239 Pope Gregory IX ordered the Talmud and other religious books burned A 15th century painting by Pedro Berruguete
  8. 15. Statuary Hall, Old House of Representatives Chamber Jesuit Father James Marquette
  9. 16. East Pediment of the Supreme Court shows Moses bearing the two tablets with the 10 Commandments
  10. 17. As you enter the Supreme Court courtroom, the two huge oak doors have the Ten Commandments engraved on each lower portion of each door.
  11. 18. A marble frieze on the Chamber on the upper walls shows Moses holding a copy of the tablets on which the Ten Commandments are written.
  12. 19. The founder of Islam, Muhammad is also in a government building, the U.S. Supreme Court
  13. 20. Moses with the Ten Commandments in the rotunda of the Library of Congress A phrase from Lord Tennyson in the rotunda
  14. 21. The National Archive has a bronze medallion of the Ten Commandments at the entrance, surrounded by four winged figures representing Legislation, Justice, History, and War and Defense,
  15. 22. On the aluminum cap (the east face) atop the Washington Monument are two words: Laus Deo.
  16. 23. A memorial plaque (among the more than 100) from the Free Press Methodist Episcopal Church inside the Washington Monument Search the Scriptures
  17. 24. An excerpt from Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural speech carved into the interior of the Lincoln Memorial
  18. 26. U.S. Senate Dirksen Office Building Bronze Plaque With The Motto &quot;IN GOD WE TRUST&quot; The building was opened on October 15, 1958
  19. 27. Admiral David Farragut’s Bible
  20. 28. Washington Keeling at Valley Forge
  21. 29. The First U.S. Coin Having The National Motto &quot;IN GOD WE TRUST&quot; 1864 Two Cent Coin
  22. 31. Hindu prayer in U.S. Senate by Hindu clergyman Rajan Zed
  23. 32. What’s All the Fuss About ?
  24. 33. Whose Ten Commandments ? In the Butler Catechism, verses eight through ten are simply left out. This version omits the prohibition against graven images.
  25. 34. Ten Commandments in Court Houses Ten Commandments in Schools Bible Reading in Schools Creationism Taught Nativity Scenes on Public Property DOES NOT THE U S GOVERNMENT ALREADY DISPLAY RELIGIOUS SYMBOLS ? What’s All the Fuss About ?
  26. 36. State Church

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