The Washington Times reports that “the American Humanist Association kicked off a national campaign to press people to stop pledging allegiance to the U.S. flag, until the phrase ‘under God’ is removed. The campaign includes YouTube video spots and bus stop ads in New York City and Washington, D.C., the group announced in a press release.”
Because atheists are offended by any mention of God, they want every person who does believe in God to be offended. How does this fit with their call for “true inclusiveness”? How does excluding people who believe in God lead to inclusiveness?
These atheists have been relentless in forcing everybody to comply with their non-inclusive worldview.
What the atheists want is for the Pledge to return to its original form as it was written by Francis Bellamy. It might surprise a lot of people to know that Bellamy was a Baptist minister who was a socialist. More about the Pledge’s socialist origins below.
If the atheists really want to get back to the original Pledge, then they need to resurrect the original “Bellamy Salute”:
“It involved stiffly extending the right arm upward and outward, fingers pointed ahead. By the 1930s, however, this gesture began to make many Americans uncomfortable — not because it was physically difficult but because it closely resembled the ‘Heil Hilter’ salute that Americans began to see depicted in newsreels and still photos of Nazi rallies in Europe.”
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