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"Under God" added to Texas pledge

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]exotic_princess)

We're really on a roll this season, aren't we?

Full article here

This year's Legislature added the phrase "one state under God" to the pledge, which is part of a required morning ritual in Texas public schools along with the pledge to the U.S. flag and a moment of silence.

State Rep. Debbie Riddle, who sponsored the bill, said it had always bothered her that God was omitted in the state's pledge.

"Personally, I felt like the Texas pledge had a big old hole in it, and it occurred to me, 'You know what? We need to fix that,' " said Riddle, R-Tomball. "Our Texas pledge is perfectly OK like it is with the exception of acknowledging that just as we are one nation under God, we are one state under God as well."


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Jim Hagee Interviewed on PRI's The World


The World did a fairly balanced article on the support of Christian Fundamentalist groups (Dominionist groups were not mentioned per se) for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. This included an interview with.. you guessed it, Jim Hagee. The site has not yet updated for the August 2 program but it should be up in the next few hours. The World's news presenter brought up the issue that groups like Hagee's support peace in the Middle East based upon the belief that Jesus will rule from the Temple Mount and Jews will convert to Christianity. Hagee had an unconvincing 'of course that's not the case' answer. Riiiiiight.

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