Monday, June 20, 2011

Why was it left out?

I'm mad as's not the first time! Everytime I turn around, I hear of things being left out in order to NOT offend anyone. Well, I am offended that something was left out! Read this!

NBC: Sorry for omitting 'under God'
Updated Jun 19, 2011 9:27 PM ET
NBC issued an on-air apology Sunday for omitting the words "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance during its coverage of golf's US Open.

The words were edited out of a clip of children reciting the oath -- a move immediately noted by viewers, who took to Twitter and various blogs to voice their anger, the Huffington Post reported.
In a statement during the broadcast, NBC commentator Dan Hicks said, "We began our coverage of this final round just about three hours ago and when we did it was our intent to begin the coverage of this US Open Championship with a feature that captured the patriotism of our national championship being held in our nation's capital for the third time.
"Regrettably, a portion of the Pledge of Allegiance that was in that feature was edited out. It was not done to upset anyone and we'd like to apologize to those of you who were offended by it."
The words "under God" were not in the original pledge from 1892 and were not added until 1954.

I'm sure NBC was well aware that the pledge did not include the phrase, "under God". They say it was not done to upset anyone...WELL THEN, WHY DID THEY DO IT? Agnostics, atheists, etc. must be happy! What about us? We are not happy and I, for one, intend to watch NBC to see who their sponsors are and take out my anger by refusing to use those products. I'm not doing it to offend anyone...and I do not apologize for my beliefs or opinions. AMEN


Robin said...

AMEN Barbara!!!!! I am sick and tired of trying to be politically correct in MY country!!! Speak ENGLISH and PRAY!!!!! See you in a few short weeks!

Lorna/Live Oak Primitive Peddler said...

And I add my AMEN!! It is America, if they are offended they can always leave. I agree with Robin, speak English and Pray!!

Tiff said...

I'm sure they knew exactly what they were doing, and now are just back stepping because they realized they went too far. Unfortunately, most tv is now so PC that it is sickening. And don't get me started on ABC and there so called family channel, every show on it says the word s** so many times that they are just trying to desensitize us and our kids to it and let their perverted thinking become the norm.
I could rattle on and on, but I won't, I just think we all need to start standing up for our beliefs and stop this insanity.

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

AMEN!It seems the media is out to not offend anyone EXCEPT Christians, and they do plenty of that.

ctlogcabin said...

Let me add my AMEN to the list !!
They say under God was not added till 1954 well then that takes care of most of us ... we grew up saying it with the under God included and we want to continue saying and hearing it said that way. Wendy you are so Right the only people they dont care if they offend are us Christians.
May God continue to Bless America !!
Blessings & Hugs ~ Connie xox

cc said...

Wonderful, and God Bless You.