Isn’t there something in the Ten Commandments forbidding the bearing of false witness?


I ask that question simply because countless holier-than-thou extremists of the political right have been complaining for the past few days about the alleged failure by President Obama to give thanks to God in his Thanksgiving statements.


For example, the headline on THIS PIECE on the Fox News Web site reads: “Obama’s God-Less Thanksgiving.” And the story begins with this paragraph:



Yet again, President Obama’s Thanksgiving message eschewed any direct reference to thanking God, making this the fourth straight year in which the President of the United States has ignored

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Isn’t there something in the Ten Commandments forbidding the bearing of false witness?

I ask that question simply because countless holier-than-thou extremists of the political right have been complaining for the past few days about the alleged failure by President Obama to give thanks to God in his Thanksgiving statements.

For example, the headline on THIS PIECE on the Fox News Web site reads: “Obama’s God-Less Thanksgiving.” And the story begins with this paragraph:

Yet again, President Obama’s Thanksgiving message eschewed any direct reference to thanking God, making this the fourth straight year in which the President of the United States has ignored

...

Read more