“At first I thought they had made a mistake, but they weren’t. It was done on purpose. Remember evangelical Christians, and EVERYONE is where they come from – it’s done. Nov vote[ember] 3! »Although Trump’s religious beliefs have often been questioned, evangelical Christians form a key block of support as he seeks re-election against Democratic candidate Joe Biden.
As the Politifact website pointed out, the claim about Democrats and the pledge of allegiance spread online after unsuccessful Illinois Republican candidate Peggy Hubbard did so in a Facebook post. August 20.
The social media giant, which partners with Politifact, called the post fake.
“Some members of the Democratic caucus omitted ‘a nation under God’ from the pledge of allegiance for [convention] meetings, ”the fact-checking website wrote. “But the line was not excluded from any of the convention’s prime-time TV spots.
“On the first night… the participants sang the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ instead of saying the Pledge of Allegiance. On the second, third, and fourth nights, “under God” was included in the promise. “
Under the First Amendment to the US Constitution, Church and State are formally separated.
The oath of allegiance was written by a Baptist pastor in 1892, but it did not then include the words “under God.” They were officially added in 1954, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed them.
The mention of God in the promise has survived many legal challenges, some from atheists and humanists and others reaching the Supreme Court.
The pledge is widely, but not universally, recited in American public schools, which under a 1943 Supreme Court ruling cannot force students to say so.
In 2019, an 11-year-old student in Lakeland, Florida, was arrested after refusing to defend the engagement early in his sixth year because he believed the American flag symbolized the oppression of African Americans.
Police said the boy was arrested for causing unrest. The case was eventually dropped.