School’s Pledge of Allegiance ‘Mistake’ Sparks Debate
A controversy is brewing in one community where the school district sent out an apology over this.
As Written By Jennifer O’Neill for Yahoo Parenting:
A controversy is brewing in one community where the school district sent out an apology after the words “under God” were omitted from a reading of the Pledge of Allegiance at the high school.
“A mistake was made in the reading of the Pledge of Allegiance this morning at Prior Lake High School, and the phrase “under God” was unintentionally left out,” wrote an administrator for Minnesota’s Prior Lake Savage Area Schools on Facebook Jan. 5. “The reader got distracted, which resulted in the mistake. The Pledge will continue to be recited each week in its entirety, as it has been for the past several years.”
But instead of pacifying, it seems the mea culpa incited irritation in many — over the fact that the school thought any apology would be needed for omitting “under God” in the first place.
More than 113 people “liked” a comment that praised leaving that phrase out of the 123-year-old recitation: “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.“