Props to NBC
|Howz about just bless America, err, I can even do with out the bless part.|
Well, apparently when I was working 7 out of 7 days a week, when some peeps had the luxury of sitting back and drinking hella beers while watching the US Open Golf Championships, NBC made a valiant attempt to be…fair. Unbeknownst to me (as I was working a job that sucks rocks, is there even such a thing as happiness anymore. sheez) during the pledge of allegiance before the broadcast NBC omitted the words “under God” and “indivisible.” Wow. I mean WOW. Could it be that a major network attempted to make the world a better place…make the world a secular place. Secularist, don’t cheer just yet.
|I wanna be like, this, Mike. Thanks homie.|
The instant backlash against the audacious network was fierce and, well…instant. Calls for a boycott of NBC and it’s sponsors flooded social media outlets like the super awesome Twitter (follow me @thesexyatheist) and the great evil, Facebook. Announcer, Dan Hicks, had to bow down to the pressure of Christian privilege and explain the networks intention. So we take one step forward, and then two steps back.
For years the super awesome Michael Newdow has been going thru the court systems, all the way to the Supreme Court, to get those very same words taken out of the pledge of allegiance-but to no avail. OK brainiacs, correct me on this one but, it was not until 1954 that the words “under God” were inserted into the pledge. Just like when interpolation in that fraudulent bible happens, and is wrong, when it happens in the Pledge, that is wrong also.
More so than that, when one group of peeps complains because, in this case a network, tried to be fair to everyone, then that is dookie. It really is the definition of Christian privilege. The pledge does not only belong to Christians even tho they think it does because they hijacked it in the 50’s. This is why the New Atheists and people like Michael Newdow are so important. Secularists like ourselves want a fair and just public square for everyone. The battle is about that.
Kudos to NBC for at least trying, and dookie to all the unfair peeps that complained about that.