School drops the Pledge of Allegiance

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    PORTLAND, Ore. - The exclusion of the Pledge of Allegiance from a southwest Portland elementary school's ceremony has proved upsetting for a local mom.

    Departing fifth-graders at Capitol Hill Elementary usually open their promotion ceremony with the Pledge of Allegiance but not this year.


    KATU tried repeatedly to talk with Principal Pam Wilson but got no results. However, in an e-mail response to Reese's questions, she explained the pledge was removed "out of respect for the diversity of religious faiths."


    Local mom concerned after school drops the Pledge of Allegiance | KATU.com - Portland, Oregon | News


    I didnt know the Pledge of Allegiance was a pledge to ANY religion?
     
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    maybe we should remove the PROBLEM and start using the original pledge instead of the butchered one..
     
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    In it's original form it wasn't.

    The term "under God" , which is what I think some people object to, was added in the 1950's.
     
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    not to mention.. that it was written BY a socialist.
     
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    A lot of schools stop saying the Pledge of Allegiance aloooong time ago. I'm surprised that this school just now stopped.
     
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    Gosh, makes me so proud to be an Oregonian.

    What a bunch of goose-stepping, bigoted, American hating POSes.
     
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    yea.. it's the bigotted ones that want to open public education, and the frickin pledge, to more than just dogma junkies.


    suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure.


    like I said.. lets go back to the ORIGINAL version.. You know, the one where allegiance to the US does not hinge on some mythical jewish ghost.
     
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    The schools did (for the most part) already go back to the original version.
    If they eliminate it altogether, then they should call themselves private and stop taking federal dollars to operate.
     
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    Does it bother you more that it's a ghost ... or that it's a jewish ghost? just wondering since you always make mention of that.

    And just on the thread topic... the gdless libs here in NYC say the pledge... just sayin'
     
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    It bothers him because the Devil sticks him every time he thinks about God.
     

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