#FakeNews “Obama Signs Executive Order Banning The Pledge Of Allegiance In Schools Nationwide ” 

It has been brought to my attention that this story is “Fake News”. We all have been taken in by this type of story, and pastors are no exception to the rule of jaw dropping headlines. I am remorseful  for not vetting first. I will strive to not do this in the future, please inform us if you find anything on HMM that does not make the cut, and we will address it. Again, thanks for MAG that brought this to light. God bless one and all

 

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Early this morning, President Obama made what could very well prove to be the most controversial move of his presidency with the signing of Executive Order 13738, which revokes the federal government’s official recognition of the Pledge of Allegiance. Under the new order, it is now illegal for any federally funded agency to display the pledge or for any federal employee to recite, or encourage others to recite, the pledge while on duty. This law also applies to federal contractors and other institutions that receive federal funding such as public schools. Individuals who violate this order can face fines of up to $10,000 and up to one year in federal prison.During the press conference, the President explained his decision was based on a personal belief that the language used in the pledge is “divisive” and “contrary to America’s deepest held values.”“The pledge excludes so many Americans who are vital to making this country what it is,” Obama said. “Asking someone to pledge their allegiance to our country excludes Jehovah’s Witnesses, Amish, Muslims, and many others whose religious beliefs prohibit strong displays of nationalism. By calling this ‘one nation under God’, we exclude the millions of hard working atheists and agnostics who call America home. By saying ‘liberty and justice for all’, we ignore the grievances of millions of Hispanics, African Americans and Muslims who feel they have neither liberty nor justice.”

Source: Obama Signs Executive Order Banning The Pledge Of Allegiance In Schools Nationwide – ABC News

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