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Response to fightforfreedom123 (Reply #56)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 09:53 AM

63. What's funny is that Ike didn't meet one of the three requirements

35 years old - check
Born in the US - check
Lived in the US for 14 years ----mmm not really. He was in Europe as late as 1945, there are pictures. I guess they considered any place he lived a "military base" but it always struck me as odd. Anyone who would have brought this up was probably met with "Shut up! This is IKE!"

Actually Ike's parents were JEhovah's Witnesses. Ike was baptized while in office - in a Presbyterian church

34.Dwight D. Eisenhower– Presbyterian[84] Eisenhower's religious upbringing is the subject of some controversy, due to the conversion of his parents to the "Bible Student" movement, the forerunner of the Jehovah's Witnesses, in the late 1890s. Originally, the family belonged to the River Brethren, a Mennonite sect.[84] According to the Eisenhower Presidential Library, there is no evidence that Eisenhower participated in either the Bible Student group or the Jehovah Witnesses, and there are records that show he attended Sunday school at a River Brethren church.[84]
Until he became president, Eisenhower had no formal church affiliation, a circumstance he attributed to the frequent moves demanded of an Army officer. He was baptized, confirmed, and became a communicant in the Presbyterian church in a single ceremony February 1, 1953, just 12 days after his first inauguration, the only president to undergo any of these rites while in office.[84]
Eisenhower was instrumental in the addition of the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954 (an act highly promoted by the Knights of Columbus), and the 1956 adoption of "In God We Trust" as the motto of the USA, and its 1957 introduction on paper currency. He composed a prayer for his first inauguration, began his Cabinet meetings with silent prayer, and met frequently with a wide range of religious leaders while in office.[84]
His presidential library includes an inter-denominational chapel in which he, his wife Mamie, and his firstborn son (who died in childhood) are buried.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_affiliations_of_Presidents_of_the_United_States

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