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NBC Makes the US Open Marginally More Interesting

June 21, 2011 Category :Religion Off

So if you’ve paid close attention to the news today, you may have heard about this:

NBC US Open Patriotic Clip

The big hubbub is about omitting the words “under God.”  If you’re wondering about context, here’s the full pledge from 1923 until 1954:

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands; one nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all.

After 1954 it became

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.

I’ve actually never said the “under God” part, but that’s a story for another day.  There’s really two issues here regarding NBC.  » Continue Reading

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