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Pledge of Allegiance Dropped at San Francisco School Board Meeting. Here’s What They Replaced it With.

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Stevon Cook, the new president of the San Francisco school board, decided to get his term started off by dropping the Pledge of Allegiance during his first meeting.

However, while he dropped the Pledge, he didn’t allow that particular time to be empty silence. Instead, they recited a Maya Angelou quote. Gee, how progressive and patriotic.

Instead of the pledge, Cook read a quote from poet Maya Angelou: “When you learn, teach. When you get, give,” the paper said.

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Cook told the Chronicle he’d been considering dropping the pledge after his election following former President Hydra Mendoza’s exit two weeks ago.

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“There are a lot of ways to express gratitude and appreciation for the country and its citizens,” Cook added to the paper Wednesday morning. “This is how I plan to do that.”

State education code requires schools to conduct a daily patriotic exercise, but district officials told the Chronicle the code doesn’t extend to public meetings.

But while the pledge for decades has been the first order of business at the city’s school board meetings, the Chronicle said not all board members have participated in it, with some standing but not reciting the words.

Cook was one of them, the paper said.

“We should stand for [the pledge] because those ideals are important to me,” he told the Chronicle. “To speak them is another thing.”

Cook went on to say that the vast majority of Americans don’t have a clue who wrote the Pledge or when it was implemented.

A lot of folks might be surprised to learn that Francis Bellamy, the man who came up with the Pledge in 1892 was actually a socialist minister. In 1954, President Eisenhower decided to add the phrase “under God” to the Pledge as a response to the rise of communism.

Kind of a crazy history, but still, a lot of what the Pledge of Allegiance has to offer are principles a lot of folks believe in with their all of their heart. It’s been a tradition for a long time in San Francisco, so perhaps Cook should’ve at least had the decency to inform everyone of what was going on.

Source: TheBlaze

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America Gets Tutored in the Doctrine of Devils

College Fix editor Jennifer Kabbany says “Nevermind the War on Christmas – what about the War on Jesus Christ?”

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College Fix editor Jennifer Kabbany says “Nevermind the War on Christmas – what about the War on Jesus Christ?” Universities across America show an outright disregard and disdain for Jesus Christ, a survey by The College Fix finds. “A look at hundreds of religious studies classes at universities across the nation uncovered that, for the most part, professors prefer to snub the subject of who Jesus is and what he preached. Classes that are focused on Christianity, meanwhile, tip-toe around or altogether avoid the topic of Christ’s teachings.” College Fix says, classes in witchcraft, shamanism, yoga, after life beliefs, gender and religion are, but a few of the courses schools now offer the students in American colleges. But it doesn’t start there – it begins in kindergarten classes and elementary education. Drag queens are reading to the kiddies on anything they see fit, all while dressed in full gay regalia. Prophecy News Watch site says “Queer Is In, Christian Is Out.” The piece written by author Jonathon Van Maren that many classic ideas, teachings, and stories for children are getting LGBT makeovers, like these. “According to Christianity Daily, the fairytale Cinderella will be coming to Amazon Prime in September with a “LGBTQ sexless godmother,” played, unsurprisingly, by male homosexual Billy Porter. Porter told CBS that the new version will be “a classic fairytale for a new generation.” The BBC is also plugging a new children’s book called My Daddies, the story of a motherless little girl adopted by two men. This book was newsworthy not because there is any shortage of this sort of thing lately, but because it is “the first book of its kind to be written and illustrated by same-sex adoptive parents,” and “the first picture book about two gay dads with both an LGBT author and illustrator.” PBS, as…

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Leftists on God, Creation, and Religion

What do you say to a mass political movement that denies the existence of God…?

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As many citizens know, even those on the Left, our nation was founded based on a strong belief in God. The Founding Fathers recognized that the rights of human beings are bestowed by the Creator, not by other people. They did not require that anyone be religious or adhere to any particular religious doctrine.  Concurrently, the often misquoted phrase about the “separation of church and state” does not appear anywhere in the U.S. Constitution. The statement was part of Thomas Jefferson’s response in 1802 to a religious association in answer to their letter from October 1801. https://usconstitution.net/jeffwall.html An Immutable Right The Danbury Baptists, a religious minority based in Connecticut, lamented that their religious liberty was regarded not as an ‘immutable right,’ but as a privilege granted by the state legislature. Jefferson’s carefully replied, but focused only on religious liberty on the national level.  His letter included the phrase “wall of separation between church and state.” This phrase has served as a type short-hand for the First Amendment’s ‘Establishment Clause’ which forbids the government from passing any law “respecting an establishment of religion.”  This Establishment Clause forbids the government from establishing an ‘official’ religion and from unduly favoring one religion over another. Any reference to God, per se, is an entirely different issue. Whom Do We Trust? Religious sentiment heightened throughout the dark days of the U.S. Civil War, as hundreds of thousands of soldiers died. A clamoring arose for the U.S. to acknowledge the deity, and subsequently the Secretary of the Treasury mandated that the words, “In God We Trust” appear on various Federal Reserve notes and on all coinage. www.treasury.gov/about/education/Pages/in-god-we-trust.aspx  In 1956, “In God We Trust” became the official motto of the U.S. Today, this phrase, and the words “one nation under God” in the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance,…

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