Recently, alleged straight news host Bill Hemmer interviewed the head of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, GOP Rep. Randy Forbes about how the military is waging war on Christianity. The reality is that many military Christians are attempting to impose their brand of evangelical Christianity on those whose beliefs are different - but you probably won't see Michael Weinstein, from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, on Fox News anytime soon. Anyway, at the end of the piece, Bill Hemmer gushed to Rep. Forbes that he wanted to make his audience aware that Forbes "introduced a piece of legislation to get the National Motto to read 'In God We Trust'." I don't know if this comment was the result of plain, old misinformation or if Hemmer, one of many committed Christians in Ailes' stable, was deliberately lying in order to pander to Forbes - cuz what Hemmer said isn't true.
Fact Check - This "piece of legislation," referenced by Hemmer, was a resolution (not a law) “reaffirming ‘In God We Trust’ as the official motto of the United States.” Hemmer's claim, that Forbes' resolution was to "get the National Motto to read 'In God We Trust'," is false as this phrase was and continues to be our National Motto.
In November, Hemmer gushed over GOP Rep. Tom Price in a segment that started off with the Fox "fact" that President Obama "mocked" the Congress for its vote on the National Motto. Hemmer reported that lawmakers voted to "reaffirm" the phrase "In God We Trust" as the National Motto. Price said that "the motto of the country, as you well know and your listeners know is 'In God We Trust'."
Does the sweetly smiling Bill Hemmer really think that prior to Forbes' resolution, "In God We Trust" wasn't our National Motto? If so, he must have forgotten his interaction with Price. Or did he deliberately lie in order to make Forbes look like a Christian hero trying to save our "Christian nation" from the clutches of ungodly atheists. I guess we'll never know.
On anther note, I wonder if Hemmer will talk about how Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will be launching an investigation into the use of an infamous Nazi SS symbol on a flag used by US Marine snipers. Wonder what Forbes' Prayer Caucus thinks about that?