If you Google the Latin phrase E Pluribus Unum, about 481,000 results pop up. Most of the first 20 or so (I didn’t take the time to check past the second page) state that E Pluribus Unum is a motto found on our Great Seal, and was proposed by Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson in 1776. It was never put into law by Congress, however, and In God We Trust was designated the official national motto by an act of Congress in 1956.
This wouldn’t be news except in November our President said in a speech to some college students in Indonesia that the United States Motto was E PluribusUnum. This was so upsetting to the Congressional Prayer Caucus that 42 Congressmen issued a press release and sent a letter to President Obama educating him about our national motto. They also mention the problem with Obama omitting “our Creator” from the Declaration of Independence, not once but twice which, “creates a pattern.”
This is not a singular problem with our President (who should know what our national motto is), but with many children who are not learning the truth about our heritage. I was blessed to graduate from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. There, the history textbook was full of the real historical truth about our Christian roots.
One of the young women in my church asked for prayer while she’s going to college because her professors are blatantly vocal against all things Christian. She asked for spiritual protection. To me, that is scary because it seems the norm is trending toward freedom of speech and religion applies to all things non-Christian; and Christians who desire an education had better be firmly rooted in their Bible and their faith or they will be sucked into the secular blender.