He honored and thanked the men and women of the U.S. armed forces, noting that he invited several hundred of them and their families to the White House’s backyard barbecue.
He remembered the “founding patriots” who declared America’s independence 239 years ago and proclaimed “that all of us are created equal, endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights including the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
But at the very end, when presidents — including Obama — usually sign off with some form of “May God bless the United States of America,” he offered a different finishing touch.
One that left God out.
Obama ended it like so: “Thanks, everybody. From my family to yours, have a safe and happy Fourth of July.”
In fact, Obama didn’t mention “God” once in his address — though some might give him points for “Creator.”
You be the judge.
(H/T: The Gateway Pundit)