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Family Research Council Creates Another Fake Group Over Pledge Controversy

The Family Research Council is responding to a trifling story by creating yet another fake-ass astroturf group.
NBC has unquestionably committed an act of religious bigotry designed to offend people of faith. Removing the words ‘under God’ from the Pledge of Allegiance in a piece they aired on Father's Day during the U.S. Open – not once, but twice – was absolutely not accidental. It was brazenly deliberate. NBC's pathetic apology did nothing but compound the offense by refusing to admit what they had done. Either NBC identifies and fires the employee or employees responsible for this act or the network is guilty of deliberately giving aid and comfort to religious bigots. NBC should further work to remedy this by airing a series of public service announcements with the entire Pledge of Allegiance.
"Aid and comfort to religious bigots?" Of course, the words "under God" were not shoe-horned into the then 62 year-old Pledge until 1954, when Congress caved to enormous pressure from the Knights Of Columbus.

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