“Tolerance” goes awry with patriotic group
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a lineage-based -membership service organization for women who are directly descended from a person involved in the United States’ independence. Today they provide scholarships and work to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. They commission and install monuments on Revolutionary War battle sites and erect small flags on the graves of Revolutionary War veterans on Memorial Day.
The group’s motto is “God, Home, and Country.”
We provide this historic background since it makes it all the more bizarre that this organization founded to commemorate the Revolution that provided grand documents that give prominence to our Creator, underwrote our freedoms, and enshrined our ability to worship freely, should now be working diligently to erase all references to God and Christianity from their group. They have even removed patriotic songs that mention God. Amazingly, Christian references were even removed from newly revised missal books.
Although the DAR now forbids discrimination in membership based on race or creed, that was not always the case. When changes took place to eliminate such practices, it was a time for celebration.
But now the group, whose motto is “God, Home, and Country” is sanitizing references to God, a practice at least as offensive as sanctioning discriminatory segregation.
This video link of a U.S. Capitol Tour with David Barton (http://stg.do/Iwpc) shows the deeply religious past of our nation and its Founders. The DAR should take note. For example, Thomas Jefferson ordered the Marine Corps Band to play for the church services held each Sunday in the Capitol building! Services were held there for almost 100 years. The first bible printed in America was printed by Congress in 1782 for use in our public schools! Imagine that!
“God, Home, and Country” is right. The grand dames are very wrong.