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    Re: NBC Apologizes for Omitting 'Under God' From Pledge During U.S. Open Broadcast

    Here's the thing...

    I don't really have a huge problem with the school children omitting 'Under God' themselves. That's on them (or the teachers or administrators in charge, more correctly).

    However, I DO have a problem with a 'news' organization 'editing' it out.

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    Re: NBC Apologizes for Omitting 'Under God' From Pledge During U.S. Open Broadcast

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    It's sad that mistakes made during the McCarthy Era still hold sway with some people. Who gives a **** if they forgot "under God"? The pledge of allegiance should be all encompassing and not include religion to begin with. It's a pledge to the country, not to religion.

    And what religion is God?


    This is the same on many networks. It's always a small percentage of people that call to complain about something whether it be this or something else that they found offensive. Sadly, rather than go through the potential legal problems, these cowardly networks crumble to the whims of the moral minority. When you look at the amount of people in their viewership vs. those who actually complained, they are definitely in the minority. Sadly, people don't have the willpower or common sense to turn the channel if they find something that offends them, and would rather call or write in and complain. It's impossible for any network to please everyone all of the time.

    Interesting phrase...Moral minority....So you are saying that the majority of people in this nation are without morals? Maybe that is our problem today.


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    Re: NBC Apologizes for Omitting 'Under God' From Pledge During U.S. Open Broadcast

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Here's the thing...

    I don't really have a huge problem with the school children omitting 'Under God' themselves. That's on them (or the teachers or administrators in charge, more correctly).

    However, I DO have a problem with a 'news' organization 'editing' it out.
    Why does it have anything to do with their teachers or admins?

    ...And why? SOMETHING has to be edited out. Even if it is NBC, it probably wasn't intentional. People are still way too afraid of angering the religious majority of this country to do something like that on purpose unless they pretty much have no viewers anyway. Why is "under god" more important than any other part of the Pledge? Why is it not allowed to be on the chopping block?

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    Re: NBC Apologizes for Omitting 'Under God' From Pledge During U.S. Open Broadcast

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Yes, especially since the Pledge of Allegiance was written by a Christian socialist.
    All the red states I guess are truelly Red then, using socialistic text as an indoctrination tool to braiwash all the childern into their christian socialism
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    Re: NBC Apologizes for Omitting 'Under God' From Pledge During U.S. Open Broadcast

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    And what religion is God?
    It implies religion period. What about people who don't have religion in their lives? What about atheists? Should they be excluded just so a few deists that actually care enough can rest easy knowing that it's in there?

    Interesting phrase...Moral minority....So you are saying that the majority of people in this nation are without morals? Maybe that is our problem today.


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    By moral minority, I'm referring to those who actually care enough to complain rather than switching the channel. Everyone has morals, whether they admit it or not. They may not be ones that you agree with, but they are there regardless.

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    Re: NBC Apologizes for Omitting 'Under God' From Pledge During U.S. Open Broadcast

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Yes, especially since the Pledge of Allegiance was written by a Christian socialist.
    Sometimes socialists have good ideas.

    Did you know (not just you, pb...everyone) that the salute to the flag during the pledge originally looked like the Nazi salute? It was changed to the hand over the heart during WW2. Good call.


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    Re: NBC Apologizes for Omitting 'Under God' From Pledge During U.S. Open Broadcast

    Quote Originally Posted by MistressNomad View Post
    Why does it have anything to do with their teachers or admins?

    ...And why? SOMETHING has to be edited out. Even if it is NBC, it probably wasn't intentional. People are still way too afraid of angering the religious majority of this country to do something like that on purpose unless they pretty much have no viewers anyway. Why is "under god" more important than any other part of the Pledge? Why is it not allowed to be on the chopping block?
    Why omit ANY part of it? It takes like 30 seconds to say. It's not like it's a big time consumer.


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    Re: NBC Apologizes for Omitting 'Under God' From Pledge During U.S. Open Broadcast

    Quote Originally Posted by MistressNomad View Post
    Why does it have anything to do with their teachers or admins?

    ...And why? SOMETHING has to be edited out. Even if it is NBC, it probably wasn't intentional. People are still way too afraid of angering the religious majority of this country to do something like that on purpose unless they pretty much have no viewers anyway. Why is "under god" more important than any other part of the Pledge? Why is it not allowed to be on the chopping block?
    A... (or the teachers or administrators in charge, more correctly). If they were not in charge, then my comment does not apply to them. Whomever WAS in charge is who I was referring to.

    B... it was the ONLY thing edited out from the pledge. WHy did something have to be edited out? And how do you 'know' something 'had' to be edited?

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    Re: NBC Apologizes for Omitting 'Under God' From Pledge During U.S. Open Broadcast

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    Interesting phrase...Moral minority....So you are saying that the majority of people in this nation are without morals? Maybe that is our problem today.


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    Re: NBC Apologizes for Omitting 'Under God' From Pledge During U.S. Open Broadcast

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Why omit ANY part of it? It takes like 30 seconds to say. It's not like it's a big time consumer.
    Have you ever spent a day in a broadcast studio?

    30 seconds is an eternity. There is NOTHING that is worth 30 seconds apart from ads.

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