After a local veterans group pulled its donations to the Morton Grove Park District in response to a park board member’s refusal to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, a Naperville teacher and atheist blogger asked his readers for donations to replace the roughly $2,600 in lost funding.
Now is there such a blogger that we know about? Why it’s Hemant from A Friendly Atheist and why did he send them money? Well because he is friendly and because he recognises that the pledge of allegiance is a modern creation during the 1950s to differentiate the USA from “Godless Commies”. To ask an atheist to pay it respect is pointless.