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Congressmen Affirm Religious Heritage
May 7, 2009 2:10PM EST

Members Affirm America’s Religious Heritage
Members to Announce Introduction of America’s Spiritual Heritage Resolution

Congressman J. Randy Forbes (R-VA), Congressman Mike McIntyre (D-NC), Congressman Robert Aderholt (R-AL), along with Members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus and faith leaders will hold a bi-partisan press conference affirming America’s religious heritage and announcing the introduction of America’s Spiritual Heritage Resolution (formerly H.Res.888 in the 110th Congress).


America’s religious heritage has been a heightened point of debate and discussion over the past several weeks. Recently, President Barack Obama claimed while in Turkey that “we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation, or a Jewish nation...,” Newsweek stated that this is “The End of Christian America,” and a PEW study reported that the percentage of people who say they are unaffiliated with any particular faith has doubled in recent years. Members of Congress, along with leaders of faith organizations, will join together in discussing these claims and affirming America’s rich religious heritage.


Rep. J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), Prayer Caucus Co-Chairman

Rep. Mike McIntyre (NC-07), Prayer Caucus Co-Chairman

Rep. Robert Aderholt (AL-04), National Day of Prayer Sponsor

Rep. Jim Jordan (OH-04)

Rep. John Kline (MN-02)

Rep. Walter Jones (NC-03)

Rep. Trent Franks (AZ-02)

Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01)

Rep. Mike Pence (IN-06)

Rep. Michael Turner (OH-03)

Rep. Michele Bachmann (MN-06)

Rep. Joe Wilson (SC-02)

Dr. James Dobson, Focus on the Family

Ms. Shirley Dobson, Focus on the Family

Gary Bauer, American Values

Maureen Wiebe, American Association of Christian Schools

Wendy Wright, Concerned Women for America

Bill Murray, Religious Freedom Coalition



A press conference where Members of Congress, along with prominent faith leaders, affirm America’s rich religious history and announce the introduction of America’s Spiritual Heritage Resolution (formerly H.Res.888 in the 110th Congress).



Thursday, May 7, 2009

Immediately following the National Day of Prayer Service, approximately 12:15 p.m.



Cannon House Office Building

Cannon Terrace

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