Saturday, April 23, 2005

Oh, For the Love of [your belief system].

"...that they are endowed by their [insert your belief system] with certain inalienable rights..."
Valerie Richardson of the Washington Times reports:
DENVER -- The students in Vincent Pulciani's seventh-grade class were reciting the Pledge of Allegiance this week when they heard the voice over the intercom say something they'd never heard before, at least not during the Pledge.

Instead of "one nation, under God," the voice said, "one nation, under your belief system."

Margo Lucero, the eighth-grade guidance counselor at the school, substituted the phrase "under your belief system" as she led the recitation of the Pledge on Wednesday.

After irate phone calls poured in from parents, Principal Kathleen Norton, who normally leads the Pledge but was out of the building at the time, apologized to students Thursday and sent home letters of apology yesterday.
Do I really have to comment on the utter boneheadedness of this incident?

Via Michelle Malkin.