YOU REALLY CAN'T MAKE THIS UP – AT 8:40 A.M. ET: Look, it's Massachusetts, and eastern Massachusetts at that. So who's surprised? From Fox:
The principal of a public school in Brookline, Mass., is asking parents to fill out permission slips before their children can participate in a weekly recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
Gerardo Martinez, the principal of The Devotion School, informed parents that the school would begin reciting the pledge in January over the public address system.
The Devotion School? I wonder what they're devoted to.
Attached to the letter was a form that asked parents to check either: "Yes, my child will participate in the weekly Pledge of Allegiance" or "No, my child will not participate in the weekly Pledge of Allegiance."
"I urge you to have a conversation as a family to help your children understand why I will be reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and to support them in feeling comfortable and confident in the decision on whether or not to participate," Martinez wrote in the letter.
The school also sent parents a copy of the Pledge of Allegiance along with a note that defined the words "under God" as meaning "there is one Supreme entity for every citizen."
Wha..? The school defines what "under God" means? And it means that "there is one Supreme entity for every citizen"? Really? Is that like "one God, one vote"?
School officials told Fox News Radio they are in the process of offering some sort of clarification about the school’s policy as well as the definition of the words "under God."
COMMENT: Guys, I strongly suggest that you cool it. We don't need the truancy officer to define "under God." Most people get it, and, being Americans, they define it their own way.
Maybe teach a little English. Some math, if you get the chance.
December 23, 2010