Jesus McChrist Writes Back
Well, they haven’t updated their website yet but the AFA are advocating that Congress pass a bill that reads:
S.1046 – The Pledge Protection Act of 2005 – reads as follows: ‘No court created by Act of Congress shall have any jurisdiction, and the Supreme Court shall have no appellate jurisdiction, to hear or decide any question pertaining to the interpretation of, or the validity under the Constitution of, the Pledge of Allegiance, as defined in section 4 of title 4, or its recitation.’
Now, while I can appreciate concern that some might have about “activist judges” this “activist legislative pre-judgement” or whatever you’d call it, uhmmm. Well, Jesus McChrist wrote them back:
I enjoy receiving your action alerts. But this latest one about the The Pledge Protection Act of 2005 leaves me a bit puzzled — do you think Atheists should continue to be required to bear false witness by swearing allegiance under a God in which they do not believe? Isn’t that blasphemy? Or should Athiests simply be expelled from the country? I’m not sure what you intend the law to do about this religious minority. I would hope that you have the compassion of my namesake, and advocate that our national pledge adopt a secular wording, so that all Americans can be honest about their religious faith.
Thank you for your time and your ongoing efforts on our behalf.
I am, sincerely, curious what self-professed decent Christians think about the question of Atheists pledging allegiance to a God in which they do not believe. Seems like a big problem to me.