Two Democratic Convention Caucuses Skipped “Under God” During the Pledge August 20, 2020

Two Democratic Convention Caucuses Skipped “Under God” During the Pledge

While the Democratic National Convention has been airing on TV over the past few nights, you may not be aware that there are all kinds of smaller party-sponsored events taking place during the day (over Zoom and the like).

Yesterday afternoon, for example, the “Muslim Delegates and Allies Assembly” took place. The Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody certainly took note of it because when delegate AJ Durrani said the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of the meeting, he deliberately left out “Under God”:

Sounds good to me. Hell, that’s a callback to the original version of the Pledge, and Republicans love nothing more than trying to take us back to the 1950s. They should be thrilled.

Later, during a meeting of the LGBTQ Caucus, the same thing happened again with delegate Dr. Marisa Richmond:

In that case, it appeared that Richmond paused so that people who wanted to say “Under God” could do so on their own.

Is any of this a big deal? No.

Are conservatives flipping out? Of course they are. They have to. What else are they going to be concerned about? (Their party’s utter incompetence at running the country?)

Maybe the best part of Brody’s article about this supposed travesty was this line:

CBN News has reached out to the Democratic National Committee for a response, which so far at least, has yet to come.

Why the hell would the DNC waste any time responding to this? It’s not like it was a planned thing, anyway; it was probably something those two speakers did on their own, fully aware of the fact that many Democrats are not religious. (Honestly, I don’t know why they wasted their time saying the Pledge at all.)

Brody is trying to create a controversy where none exists. That shouldn’t surprise us. He obviously wants to remain in the good graces of a president who tramples on the Constitutional each day. Brody doesn’t care about that. But skipping two unnecessary words in the Pledge? Blasphemy!

He also references a non-controversy that occurred in 2012 when the DNC removed the specific words “God-given potential” from its platform even though they had a huge section on “faith.” After conservative outcry, they added the words back in. They shouldn’t have caved then, and they shouldn’t change anything now involving the “Under God” thing. But the good news is that Brody seems to be the only person who gives a damn.

Everyone else realizes it’s not a big deal.

(Thanks to Brian for the link)


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