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    http://sports.yahoo.com/golf/blog/de...rn=golf-wp2901

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    Rory McIlroy has almost certainly drained all the drama out of the on-course play at the U.S. Open. But outside the ropes, NBC led off its telecast with an immediately controversial pre-taped segment. Listen to the pledge of allegiance that runs alongside the patriotic images, and later to the one that overlays video of previous U.S. Open winners:
    *video here*

    In case it's been awhile since you said the pledge in elementary school, the first version left out the words "under God" and "indivisible." The second went even further, knocking out "one nation" as well.

    The outcry on Twitter was immediate and almost universally negative. Perhaps this style was an artistic choice on the part of the segment producer, interweaving the pledge with military and golf-related sound bites, but the decision to leave out "under God" is a curious one at best, and a highly controversial one, without doubt.

    Later in the telecast, host Dan Hicks read the following statement during coverage: "It was our intent to begin our coverage of this U.S. Open championship with a feature that captured the patriotism of our national championship being here 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."

    Of note: "under God" was not in the original pledge from 1892, which read, "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." The words "under God" were not added to the pledge until 1954, when President Eisenhower signed Congressional legislation to that effect into law.

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    What is the debate question? Are you wondering if it was overly PC to leave out the "Under God" in the initial segment, or if it was overly PC to make the statement explaining it?

    On a unrelated note, I love Rory, and I love Congressional I was so thrilled for him yesterday.

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    Do you think that NBC was being overly PC to omit "under God"?

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    No, because I think that choosing to omit "Under God" was not politically correct.

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    No. I think it's funny that people are in an uproar about it.
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    They certainly got the media's attention. I wonder if that was what they were going for. I don't care. I do think it's better to try and get it changed legally rather than play around with something that is supposed to represent the USA. Why did they leave out one nation and indivisible? Why apologize?

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    The pledge is the pledge, regardless of when it was last "updated." The fact is that, until someone decides to change it again, it should undoubtedly be said that way that it's currently written... period. Yes, I think people have gotten way too sensitive with the "under God" part, meaning that if you don't like it, don't say it... but don't change it by editing when it's not your job to do so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starryblue702 View Post
    The pledge is the pledge, regardless of when it was last "updated." The fact is that, until someone decides to change it again, it should undoubtedly be said that way that it's currently written... period. Yes, I think people have gotten way too sensitive with the "under God" part, meaning that if you don't like it, don't say it... but don't change it by editing when it's not your job to do so.
    I would say that people are way too sensitive on both sides of this issue. Getting outraged because someone says "Under God." Meh. Getting outraged because someone chooses NOT to say "Under God" (isn't that what you were just suggesting? That people not say "Under God" if that is their choice?) Meh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alissa_Sal View Post
    I would say that people are way too sensitive on both sides of this issue.
    THIS^

    I just can't seem to work up any sort of a rage about the whole "under God" in the pledge thing or most religious debates for that matter.

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    It reminds me of the outrage over ~ what was it ~ the Republicans reading something with something omitted ~ Bill of rights? Constitution? I forget. I get why people who are deeply religious take something that they perceive to be overt like that personally. I don't as I am not, but I get it. People want to know "why".

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