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Août 07

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Fox News pundit Dana Perino said she’s « tired » of atheists attempting to remove the phrase Ugg noir paillette « under God » from the Pledge of Allegiance, adding, « if these people really don’t like it, they don’t have to live here. »The co-host of Fox’s « The Five » was referring to a suit brought by the American Humanist Association in Massachusetts, where the state’s Supreme Judicial Court heard a challenge to the pledge on Wednesday.The group’s executive director, Roy Speckhardt, called the suit « the first challenge of its kind, » but Perino begged to differ.Perino, who was White House press secretary for George W. Bush from 2007-2009, said she recalled working at the Justice Department in 2001 « and a lawsuit like this came through. »

Ugg noir paillette The former Bush spokeswoman added that « before the day had finished the United States Senate and the House of Representatives had both passed resolutions saying that they were for keeping ‘under God’ in the pledge. » »If these people don’t like it, they don’t have to live here, » Perino added.David Silverman, president of the American Atheists, called Perino’s comments « bigotry. » »I, for one, am tired of those Christians, like Ms. Perino, who think that equality is somehow un-American, » Silverman said. « If Ms. Perino doesn’t like being only equal, it is she who will have to leave America to some other country that doesn’t value religious liberty. »

READ MORE: Famous Atheists and Their Beliefs In 2002, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with atheist Michael Newdow who argued that the words « under God » in the pledge amounted to an unconstitutional government endorsement of religion. The Supreme Court overturned that ruling.Congress added the words « under God » in 1954 amid the red scare over the Soviet Union. In November 2002, after the Newdow ruling, Congress passed a lawreaffirming « under God » in the pledge.Greg Gutfeld, another co-host on « The Five, » continued the discussion after Perino, saying the Pledge of Allegiance « is not a prayer, it’s a patriotic exercise. In a sense, it’s basically saying: Thanks for giving us the freedom to be an atheist. »Ugg noir paillette.