It’s so satisfying when a wingnut steps right into the trap. Kids at a school in New York heard the pledge of allegiance recited in Arabic, and the student body president actually said “One nation under Allah”…and predictably, the right wing has gone into a frothy spluttering meltdown.
We’re supposed to speak English, yells Todd Starnes, and it’s supposed to be a promise to the Christian God, not this foreign Allah fellow.
In my most recent book, “God Less America,” I illustrate how the nation’s public schools have been turned into indoctrination centers. Teachers are preaching a liberal ideology. Our schoolhouses have become places where Christianity is marginalized and Islam is given accommodation.
Oh, Todd, finally. So you admit that the pledge of allegiance is a sectarian loyalty oath, that it’s not a generic deity being appealed to, but the god of one particular branch of the Abrahamic tree. You have confessed that you think public schools ought to be indoctrination centers for Christianity…and you’re only outraged if they’re used as indoctrination centers for some other religion.
Hey, I have an idea. What if we didn’t use schools to tell kids who to pray to at all?