Conservative Christians Don’t Want You To See This Clip Of Porky Pig Reciting The Pledge (VIDEO)

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Written by Baptist minister Francis Bellamy in 1892, the Pledge of Allegiance has been part of our nation for well over 100 years. But what most Americans don’t realize is that for half of that time, the words “under God” were never part of it. Not at all.

Porky Pig recites an original version of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Conservative Christians would have us all believe that those two words were always part of the pledge. But as Loony Toons character Porky Pig demonstrates in this brief clip, the Christian Right, as usual, is wrong.

Here’s the video via Friendly Atheist:

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The Pledge of Allegiance isn’t supposed to include “Under God”.

And if that’s not enough evidence to convince you, here are the various versions of the pledge since it was first written.

The 1892 version:

“I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the republic for which it stands, one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

The 1892-1922 version:

“I pledge allegiance to my Flag and to the republic for which it stands: one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

The 1923 version:

“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States and to the republic for which it stands; one Nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all.”

The 1924-1954 version:

“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands; one Nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all.”

The version forced down our throats by conservative Christians since 1954:

“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

What began as an innocent attempt to instill national pride into young Americans became corrupted by conservatives in their effort to declare America a Christian nation. Every effort to strike “under God” down from the pledge has been blocked by conservative judges on the Supreme Court. Conservative congressmen have even attempted to pass a bill┬ádesigned to ban federal courts from considering legal challenges to the unconstitutional phrase.

The current pledge is unconstitutional and clearly not what Francis Bellamy intended it to be.

The Constitution forbids the federal government from endorsing a religion. Because God is the Christian deity, “under God” is clearly a reference to Christianity. Conservatives would try to argue otherwise, but it’s doubtful that they would accept a Pledge of Allegiance that says “under Allah” or “under Vishnu” or “under Thor”. They’d be screaming into the night about it. There are ZERO references to God or Christianity in the Constitution. That’s because our Founding Fathers wanted America to practice religious tolerance and wanted separation of church and state. America is not a Christian nation and it was not founded as one. Why else would Francis Bellamy, a MINISTER, leave out a reference to his own Christian religion in the pledge? Clearly, he didn’t believe such a reference belonged in it because the pledge is supposed to be for all Americans, not just for Christians. We all should feel the same way.