Considering the fact that they ("christian fundies")advocate that we all take our children OUT of public schools and instead "home school" them - why push this one and waste even an hour of Congressional time in DC?
It is very hard at times to understand how people identified as "Christian" do nothing each day except push for a global Christian Theocracy and gay bash people with no interest in what you are preaching. So, Despite the struggle many of us deal with in order to hold on to our faith, and even though I am wondering if your God is the same as all the rest of our God's. Ever wondered that your constant push to add you beliefs everywhere into our socieity maybe results in strike back legislation to slow you down, and stop your hate.
Little Known Facts in the Pledge of Allegiance / "Under God" Debate:
"The words "under God" were not added until June 14, 1954, thanks in part to efforts by religious leaders from the Knights of Columbus, as well as the Hearst Newspapers and the American Legion, who were "worried that orations used by 'godless communists' sound similar to the Pledge of Allegiance." Reciters of the original Pledge of Allegiance, until December 1942, saluted the flag in a straight arm salute. This arm motion was eliminated by Congress in its revised Flag Code during WWII because of the similarity to the Nazi salute. The U.S. Pledge of
Allegiance was written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy, a socialist editor and clergyman. It was not officially endorsed by the U.S. government until 1942 "
Washington D.C. July 2006 [Press Release Received by Email from FRC]
Today, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement after House passage of the Pledge Protection Act by a vote of 260 to 167:"I am pleased to see Congress exercising its constitutional authority to check the power of the courts which have tried to strip 'Under God' from the Pledge of Allegiance. "The 9th Circuit showed itself to be clearly out of step with both the American public and the spirit of the Constitution when it banned 'under God' from the Pledge in public schools.
Nearly 90% of Americans believe 'Under God' should remain in the Pledge and that students should be allowed to recite the pledge. However, the threat from crusading atheists and activist judges will not cease until the Pledge Protection Act is signed into law.
"The Pledge Protection Act will help restore a system of checks and balances intended by our Founding Fathers. We continue to see attempts to remove any acknowledgement of God from the public square. If the Pledge falls under the attack of liberal activists and their judicial accomplices, we can expect our nation's motto and other historical inscriptions to fall as well."We urge the U.S. Senate to act promptly and adopt this measure before the August recess.
Our overburdened courts will be more effective when they focus on areas of genuine dispute and cease tampering with first principles on which the American people are united."