BEN JOHNSON lifesitenews.com Exactly 150 years ago today, Abraham Lincoln gave a short speech at Gettysburg to honor fallen Union soldiers and rededicate his audience to the cause that led them to that bloodstained Pennsylvania battlefield. Today, as part of the "Learn the Address" project, President Barack Obama released a video of himself reciting the famous address that omitted the words “under God.” The version known by most Americans reads, “We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain – that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” President Lincoln wrote at least five copies of the famous speech. All begin “Four score and seven years ago,” but two of the five do not include the words “under God.” President Obama read the “Nicolay copy,” which historians consider a first draft of his remarks. The words “under God” occur in the best known version, the“Bliss copy,” which is carved on the Lincoln Memorial. It is also on display in the Lincoln bedroom of the White House. “President Obama's omission of 'under God' is an insult to the entire Christian population of the United States,” Christian radio host Bryan Fischer of AFR Talk said. “Everybody - everybody - who recorded the Gettysburg Address included the words 'under God' except President Obama.” Writer Christopher Banescu asked, “How did Obama the 'Constitutional scholar' pick the 'first draft' versus the 'official version' of the Gettysburg Address? This cannot be just a 'mistake.'” Following the controversy, Civil War documentarian Ken Burns' website learntheaddress.org, added an update to the website saying that President Obama had been asked to read the earlier version. However, an earlier version of the webpage said simply, “Share your Gettysburg Address.” In a recent compilation video featuring Obama, every living former president, and other famous people reading the Gettysburg Address, President Jimmy Carter clearly pronounces the words “under God.” to read more click here: lifesitenews.com
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