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Hillary Clinton Pledges Allegiance to 'One Nation Under God'
Hillary Clinton Pledges Allegiance to
'One Nation Under God'
June 2, 2007
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The Pledge of Allegiance tells us whether a politician truly believes in political equality for all or if they only believe in equality for those who believe in God like they do. We won't have a national politician oppose the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance any time soon because anti-atheist bigotry is so strong, but the degree to which a politician defends it says a lot about how bigoted they are. Hillary Clinton seems to be very, very bigoted against atheists. We can't expect strong support from her for our equality, but we shouldn't see her repeating the Christian Right's major talking points and acting like a Christian Nationalist who would sees atheists as inferior outsiders.


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February 29, 2008 at 9:43 am
(1) EvilPoet says:

The back cover of the book Homophobia: A History says this: “Homophobia is the last acceptable prejudice. In an age when racial and ethnic bigotry are viewed with distaste, hatred of homosexuals remains rife.” – I say the same can be said about anti-atheist bigotry.

February 29, 2008 at 10:04 am
(2) CrypticLife says:

Hillary Clinton is slime. Barack Obama, fortunately, in actually citing the faiths of the nation mentioned “nonbelievers” (in a non-neutral way) in a speech. It’s the most positive thing I’ve heard out of a politician regarding atheism.

February 29, 2008 at 1:09 pm
(3) Jeffrey STingerstein says:

Let’s go Obama and McCain! It could be a great debate and a real chance for a choice. Hillary is just another power hungry politician and you can’t believe a word she says. Like what she has to say about Cuba: http://www.disillusionedwords.com/?p=49

February 29, 2008 at 2:10 pm
(4) Andrew says:

There are many things wrong with her statement on the pledge, but I think bigot is a bit too strong a condemnation.

February 29, 2008 at 5:01 pm
(5) EvilPoet says:

Both Clinton and Obama are supposed to be familiar with the constitution, civil rights, and the law. They talk a lot about those types of things on the campaign trail. That’s all well and good, but what about my rights? Do they support those as well? It sure doesn’t seem like it. Liberty and justice for all? Nope! Not if you exclude people.

February 29, 2008 at 7:55 pm
(6) Betsy says:

Unfortunately, Obama has not really said anything different.

Still, better than Huckabee.

March 1, 2008 at 10:14 am
(7) Eric says:

Is this her true bigoted self coming through or is this just pandering to bigoted voters? Not that one is superior to the other…

March 1, 2008 at 1:42 pm
(8) Jayelle Wiggins-Lunacharsky says:

May the atheists’ son get the nomination…

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