'Non-inclusionary act' begets exclusion

'Non-inclusionary act' begets exclusion

'Non-inclusionary act' begets exclusion

A Christian apologist says a school board in North Dakota was right to recognize that the God mentioned in the Pledge of Allegiance is the God of the Bible, but they were wrong to use that as a reason to no longer recite the pledge at upcoming school board meetings.


The Fargo, North Dakota School Board voted 7-2 at a Tuesday meeting to exclude the pledge from their school board meetings. According to The Washington Stand, the vote rescinded a motion to recite the pledge that the Fargo School Board had passed 6-2 during its March 22 meeting.

"Given that the word 'God' in the text of the Pledge of Allegiance is capitalized, the text is clearly referring to the Judeo-Christian God," board member Seth Holden noted, arguing that such a reference excludes the Hindus, Muslims, agnostics, and atheists in the district. "The exclusion of these faiths, or lack thereof, within the pledge automatically makes the Pledge of Allegiance a non-inclusionary act."

In response, Alex McFarland told the "Today's Issues" crew that he actually agrees with something Holden said.

McFarland, Alex (Christian apologist) McFarland

"[Holden] is correct that for the founders and, up until recent years, leaders, educators, [and] elected officials, yes -- it was the Judeo-Christian God and the revelation of God on which our country was built," he pointed out. "That is a fact."

He says the philosophical and moral foundations that made America great actually come straight from the Word of God.

"What they're doing is really treasonous," he decides. "It is treason to expunge God from the public consciousness. They're undermining the very fiber that holds our country together."