Above video contains Chaplain Todd's 3-minute summary to a large Church in California about the Judeo-Christian revisions he discovered in the Washington Monument (To request Todd for a speaking engagement, click HERE)
"A Monumental Omission" is the story and research (with photos) of how Todd discovered a deliberate omission of the Judeo-Christian history at the Washington Monument. You will read the exciting story about how he discovered photo evidence of the revisions made to the capstone replica display, on which is printed (but was being concealed) the words, "Laus Deo" (which means "Praise be to God" in Latin). Not only did someone in Washington D.C. shift the actual capstone replica so that visitors couldn't see or read that Latin inscription, but someone literally changed the display sign by omitting the sentence that described the Laus Deo etching, which was there on the sign in previous years! You will read and see in photo evidence how Todd's unveiling of this evidence led to hundreds of thousands of American citizens contacting the National Park Service and demanding the rectifying of these religious revisions. And all of this was documented and witnessed by a FOXNews LIVE crew at the Washington Monument!
Press PLAY arrow above to see LIVE FOXNews story about Todd's discovery at Washington Monument. This discovery was verified by the Internet watch dog SNOPES as well--though the National Park Service response located on Snopes never explains why the sign was changed to eliminate any explanation of the inscription LAUS DEO or "Praise be to God."
To see the LAUS DEO plaque and display changes mentioned in the FOX News story, see the photo evidence in below research.
NEWS FLASH! Chaplain Todd unveils documentation and photo evidence that led to the correction of the National Park Service's omission of God in the Washington Monument!
To read the original New York Times article from Dec. 7, 1884, about the Washington Monument's capstone setting, click HERE.
To read the national news report that exposed the Washington Monument capstone cover up (with photo evidence), click HERE.
To read Congressional response to the National Park Service regarding Chaplain Todd's discovery of the capstone replica disply omission (THANKS to Rep. Randy Forbes and office!), click HERE.
To read the National Park Service's fax response regarding Chaplain Todd's national crusade to rectify the Laus Deo omissions from the capstone replica display, click HERE.
To see photo evidence of the NEW capstone replica display, click HERE.
To TAKE ACTION and voice your opinion concerning the Washington Monument's monumental omissions and corrections, you can email or call National Park Service executive personnel by clicking HERE.
Begin reading Chaplain Todd's exciting story and the photo evidence of how the Washington Monument capstone display was changed to omit the words "Praise be to God!" (Laus Deo)...
My wife and I led a tour group of 55 Californians to the Washington, D.C. area in early June of 2007. One of the sites we visited on June 4 was the Washington Monument, in which we beheld what we believe to be, at very least, an unnecessary withholding of information to the public or, at most, an intentional one about its religious history and dedication.
I apologize for my delay in writing, as I wanted to respond to you as soon as we returned to California, but I was caught up in several summer emergency situations with my pastoral position, then I was invited on a trip to Iraq with Chuck Norris in September during which we visited 15 bases there.
Before going to the Washington Monument, I read online all about it at the National Park Service (NPS) website. Particularly of interest to me was the aluminum capstone, about which the NPS website formerly posted the following from an article that was titled, "A History of the Washington Monument (1844-1968)"by George J. Olszewski (1971) (UPDATE: the article was removed from the NPS website shortly after the omission discovery told in this story and nothing has replaced it so that an inquirer can learn about the capstone's history):
"SETTING THE CAPSTONE
"To complete the obelisk, the aluminum capstone weighing 100 ounces, the largest single piece of aluminum cast to that time, was placed atop the pyramidion on Saturday, December 6, 1884. Colonel Casey was elated at meeting his deadline for completion of the Washington Monument.
"Prior to delivery of the capstone in Washington, it was placed on exhibit at Tiffany's in New York City where it was placed on the floor and persons could have the dubious prestige of 'jumping over the top of the Washington Monument.' Engraved on the four sides of the capstone was the official record of the construction of the monument.
"The west face read: 'Corner Stone laid on bed of foundation, July 4, 1848. First stone at height of 152 feet laid August 7, 1880. Capstone set December 6, 1884'; and the east face read 'LAUS DEO.'['Praise be to God'--in Latin] The north and south faces contained names of the commission and the key men in the work of completion. Although weatherbeaten, the inscription is still visible.
"The laying of the capstone was appropriately celebrated. At the top of the monument, a special scaffolding had been constructed where the principals involved with the construction of the monument could stand. As thousands of eyes were trained upward toward the pinnacle, a 60-mile-per-hour wind was blowing, and the footing was dangerous. According to S. H. Nealy's sketch of the ceremony, P. H. McLaughlin, project superintendent, placed the tip on the pyramidion as the rigger, James Hogan, released an American flag to signify the completion to the cheers of the crowd below and the booming of cannon brought from Fort Myer, Va., especially for the occasion. Also on the top platform were Bernard R. Green, civil engineer, Capt. G. W. Davis, assistant project engineer, Colonel Thomas Lincoln Casey, Chief project engineer, and Lewis O'Brien, foreman...."
After two years of work together, Todd just completed writing the official autobiography of Chuck Norris' 90-year-old mother, Wilma Norris Knight, as told from her perspective (with over 100 photos throughout). It is simply titled, "Acts of Kindness: My Story."
The foreword was written by her sons, Chuck and Aaron Norris. This is the only biography that Wilma endorses, so don't accept counterfeits. Todd describes Wilma's life and inspirational book as "True Grit meets Grapes of Wrath and Pilgrim's Progress!" More information about its content and publication will be posted soon at www.WilmaNorris.com. For now, it is available only at www.ChuckNorris.com.
Wilma Norris Knight and Todd & Tracy DuBord
While Todd was on "The Next Great Awakening Tour" of various historic sites from Boston to D.C., he and the tour group experienced again the distortions and omissions of America's religious history--this time at the very center of our republic 250 years ago--Independence Hall, where our founders debated and adopted the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. You won't believe how the National Park Service's expert guide on America's founders responded to Todd's question about the founders' religious affiliation! To find out more, check out Todd's story and research rebuttal on this website: "Independence Hall: Independent from God?"
Fidelis Publishing produces an expanded paperback version of Chuck's New York Times bestseller, "Black Belt Patriotism," as well as produces Chuck in a new PSA ("Patriot Service Announcement") in which he discusses the status of America. You can watch it by clicking HERE.
Unless you've been on a deserted island, you know about some of the thousands of mythical sayings about Chuck Norris presented as "facts" about his life, like "Chuck Norris doesn't wear Superman pajamas; Superman wears Chuck Norris pajamas." Over the last several years, Chuck has been asked repeatedly from the heartland of America to the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, "Which 'facts' are your favorites?" For the first time ever, in "The Official Chuck Norris Fact Book," Chuck gives readers not only his 101 favorite facts, roundhouse-kicked by the man himself, but also the stories behind the facts and the code (or core values) by which Chuck lives his life (5-F's: freedom, faith, family, fitness and fight). From stories about his martial arts and movie and television careers, to intimate stories about his faith and family, fans from every corner of the globe will enjoy, laugh and be inspired by one of the world's great action heroes. Hilarious Chuck Norris caricature drawings accompany each of the 101 entries. See and read the actual first 5 entries by pressing HERE. This book makes a perfect (Christmas) gift for young and old, military personnel, anyone who needs a laugh or encouragement, etc. It should be the ultimate reading in every bathroom around the world! And right now it can be ordered via Amazon for under $10!
Chuck Norris gives national attention to Todd's revisionist stories by including a few of them in his #14 New York Times best seller, "Black Belt Patriotism" (Regnery Publishing). Read a description of the book and get a FREE chapter by clicking HERE.
Chaplain Todd works in conjunction with Chuck Norris, various politicians and other historical activists in assuring brand new $621 million, 580,000-square-feet Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C. contains proper Christian heritage representation for prospective 15,000 daily visitors.
On April 1, 2008, Todd officially joins the Norris organization TopKick Productions.
Todd is offered position as chaplain of Chuck Norris enterprises and takes revisionist endeavors and watchdog approaches to a new national level.
Todd restores LAUS DEO ("Praise be to God") capstone replica display in the Washington Monument. He also writes Monticello and U.S. Supreme Court about their June 2007 encounters that perpetuate religious reductionism and revisionism among their tours. The U.S. Supreme Court refuses to respond.