I won't involve myself with this debate too much, but not all Christians want alliances with government, and yes, that includes the Pledge, etc.
Most famous of which are Jehovah's Witness, but as a Lutheran, we believe that when religion allies with government, it waters down and can repress free religious expression.
I think it's important to not assume that "Christians want these rights."
Hey man i really do see your point but I never said anything about denying anyone anthing. I only said nobody is being forced to say the pledge and that is true.
This is a simple subject in the fact that it only involves 2 words but a very complicated one as it deals with peoples believes and their hearts.
I honestly don't know the answer on what should be done as I am torn between two views. One being that reglion (any religion) shouldnt be part of schools unless it is an afterschool club or something.
the other side of my says this nation was founded on Christian ideals and Christians are still the majority and should stop bowing down to the ideals of everyone else to where the minority rules the majority. Not to mention i think sometimes we just have to deal with things we don't like.
I have come to a conclusion yet and may never fully being able to frame my thoughts on this. Once again a very complicated subject.
My guy is me :D, and I appreciate your consideration of all sides if the issue.
How times change... In 1776 the Constitution of the State of North Carolina stated: Article XXXII "That no person who shall deny the being of God, or the truth of the *Christian religion, or the divine authority of the Old or New Testaments, or who shall hold religious principals incompatible with freedom and safety of the State, shall be capable of holding any office or place of trust or profit in the civil department within this state." * In 1835 the word Protestant was changed to Christian; In 1868, among the persons disqualified for office were: All persons who shall deny the being of Almighty God.