Obama Omits 'Under God' From Gettysburg Address

' ... that this nation shall have a new birth of freedom'

Obama Omits ‘Under God’ From Gettysburg Address; Outrage Ensues (Mediaite)

In a recorded YouTube recitation of the Gettysburg Address, President Obama omitted God from the final section of the Abraham Lincoln‘s famous Civil War speech.

While reading the address in its entirety, Obama read the line “that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom” without the words “under God.”

The video was uploaded as part of a promotional site for Ken Burns‘ new PBS documentary. Dozens of celebrities, politicians, and all living presidents recited the address in full and posted the video to the site. Burns also created a montage mashing together all of the recitations.

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