The United States Pledge of Allegiance:
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Glenn Beck is just obsessed with this. Yesterday he kept playing a clip of Minnesota 4th Congressional District representative Betty McCollum, who was leading the Pledge of Allegiance on the senate floor, and was silent for the “under God” part. Beck was appalled. You know, one more piece of evidence that progressives hate religion, want to ban it, and have contempt and all that.
Well, the words “under God” weren’t added to the Pledge until 1954, 50 years after it was originally written by Francis Bellamy, a Christian Socialist— you know, one of those who believes that the Bible preaches social justice, and adheres to a liberation theology philosophy, both of which Beck denounces as evil, anti-Christian, and anti-American.
This is all on Wikipedia, and others have already raised the same questions. If I were Glenn Beck, I’d try to stick to arguments that wouldn’t make me look so willfully ignorant and confirm the criticisms I receive constantly from the media. How does he still have credibility with his followers? Why… are people so stupid?