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DEMOCRATS TO REMOVE GOD, GENDER-SPECIFIC LANGUAGE FROM COMMITTEE OATH

House Democrats proposed to strike “so help you God” from witnesses’ oaths before a major committee as part of their proposed rules package.

The current draft of the proposed House Committee on Natural Resources rules package replaces all gender-specific pronouns with “their,” and substitutes committee “Chair” for  “Chairman” in committee documents. The rules package also proposes that witnesses who testify before the committee be administered an oath bereft of any reference to faith or God and that adds the phrase “under penalty of law.” (RELATED: Alabama Planning To Restore ‘In God We Trust’ Motto In Public Schools)

“Do you solemnly swear or affirm, under penalty of law, that the testimony that you are about to give is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?” the proposed oath reads, according to the draft obtained by Fox News Tuesday.

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