"Creator" Reference From the Declaration of Independence Omitted by Obama -Truth!

 “Creator” Reference From the Declaration of Independence Omitted by Obama –Truth!

 
Summary of eRumor:
Forwarded emails that say President Obama omitted a reference to the “Creator” in a speech while quoting the Declaration of Independence.
 
The Truth:
On September 15, 2010 President Obama addressed a group attending the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 33rd Annual Awards Gala where he left out a reference to the Creator while quoting from the Declaration of Independence.

The President’s speech, that was posted on the White House web site, said, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, endowed with certain inalienable rights: life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”  Click for the complete text of speech.

The correct text of the Declaration of Independence says, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

YouTube Video of President Obama’s speech

updated 09/20/10