Gay ‘Star Trek’ Actor Omits ‘Under God’ From Pledge of Allegiance

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  1. nicksgt

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    “Star Trek†actor George Takei appeared on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show†over the weekend, where he spoke about gay rights. During the discussion, he quoted a portion of the “Pledge of Allegiance,†but he left out a few key words.
    “Well, when I pledge allegiance to the United States, I say, ‘One nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all,†he said, referring to the states where same-sex marriage is now legal. “One-third of the nation now has equality. Now, we have to work on the other two-thirds, so we’re keeping our sleeves rolled up.â€
    Naturally, this is curious, because the Pledge actually reads, “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.â€
    Takei omitted “under God†— a contentious portion of the recitation, but an essential part of it nonetheless (“under God†was added to the Pledge by various groups in the late 1940s and early 1950s; it was officially adopted by Congress in 1954).
    Host Ed Schultz didn’t recognize the removal of the words, as the two continued their discussion about gay marriage.


    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/201...pledge-of-allegiance-during-msnbc-appearance/
     
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    Has nothing to do with being gay.... He's Buddhist.
     
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    "Under God" wasn't added until the 50's, when we were in a Cold War with the "Godless Communists". IMO, it's not necessary to say.
     
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    Here is the original from 1892:

    "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the republic for which it stands, one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
     
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    Considering that many religious groups are at the top of the list of people opposed to any equal rights for gays, it isn't all that surprising.
     
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    i think i was more shocked that george was the subject of a news story on a legit news site..
     
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    I have a problem with the indivisible part.
     
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    so what. george is awesome.
     
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    "an essential part of it nonetheless."

    This, from a guy writing for The Blaze. A website started by a guy who admits that he only "found god" and became a Mormon so he could fuck his wife.

    Good for George. It should have never been added to the Pledge in the first place.
     
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    Isn't the actor who plays nu-Spock a faegola?
     
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    And nu-Kirk, allegedly.
     
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    It should also be removed from our fucking money.

    And BTW, I saw that interview when it aired. I love George.

    Meet Jacob Rudolph. He came out to his classmates while accepting an award for acting.
    Audio is tough because his classmates are rude little muthafuckas:

    [video=youtube;yILh_jMJv7k]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yILh_jMJv7k[/video]


    Here is George, surprising Jacob Rudolph during an interview with Anderson Cooper.

    [video=youtube;oh1hCKxRRMI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh1hCKxRRMI[/video]
     
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    :up:
     
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    isn't george a buddhist anyway?
     
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    Don't you dare lie to me. Chris Pine is fucking HOT!

    Nu-Spock is played by Heroes star, Zachary Quinto.
     
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    Yep. He said so during his interview with Ed.
     
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    why didn't they ever change it to one nation under Jesus?
     
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    They were probably worried people might think it said Jésus. :coffee:
     
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    One nation under sweet 8 pound 6 ounce baby jesus.
     
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    "God" was supposed to encapsulate all those of Judeo/Christian faith. No one cared about Mud People back then.