One Nation … Under God?

One Nation … Under God?

Francis Bellamy, the author of the original pledge that became, with modifications, the official U.S. Pledge of Allegiance, was a Baptist minister’s son from upstate New York. Educated in public schools, he distinguished himself in oratory at the University of...

NBC Apologizes to Congress for Edited Pledge

WASHINGTON (RNS) NBC has issued a formal apology to more than 100 members of Congress for omitting the words “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance during a patriotic montage that aired last month. The letter, signed by Kyle McSlarrow, president of NBC Universal,...

Leaving God out of Pledge Tees off Ohio Congressman

WASHINGTON (RNS) NBC’s decision to edit the word “God” from the Pledge of Allegiance during last weekend’s coverage of the U.S. Open golf tournament has teed off an Ohio congressman, who wants the U.S. Golf Association to reconsider its relationship with the...

Taking God’s Name In Vain

After a tortuous legal journey, the United States Supreme Court has finally heard Elk Grove Unified School District versus Newdow–better known as the “under God” case. A decision is expected later this spring. The particulars are well known by now....