Former Miss America Gretchen Carlson hates "political correctness" because she sees it as pandering to those degenerate secular, Muslim, minority, gay forces who are sending this country down the road to perdition. And, as an uber patriot, what really gets Gretch's red, white and blue dander up is when those nasty "PC" types attack the Pledge of Allegiance which, for Gretch and her fellow travelers, is right up with Jesus and the American flag as an object of worship. Last week, Gretch went on a rant about how evil "PC" is responsible for schools wanting to "dump" the Pledge and this makes her very angry.
Carlson was reacting to various cases involving students who oppose having to say "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance which is yet another faux Christian right outrage. As the premier show for persecuted Christians, Fox & Friends has provided validation to those perpetually aggrieved Christians who are chagrined and appalled that anyone dare criticize wording added in 1954 at the behest of the Knights of Columbus who were giving the metaphorical finger to godless Commies.
The uber Christian patriots on Fox & Friends also provided exposure for a case filed by a New Jersey Christian student, Samantha Jones, who is preemptively suing her school department in case the court rules in favor of evil atheists who want the sacred "under God" removed from the Pledge said by students. Jones also recently appeared on Neil Cavuto's show where she got lots of love for her Christian crusade on behalf of "under God," the saying of which, according to Jones, is a sacred "right" because our rights come from God and Jesus died for her.
Last week, former Fox "friend" and now host of her own show, Gretchen Carlson devoted her daily monologue ("Gretchen's Take") to the opposition to the phrase "under God" and suffice to say, she was really, REALLY, steamed. She started the rant: "Not being able to say the pledge of allegiance in schools is another example of the pc madness going on in this country and the idea that we should change long held traditions that serve the masses because only a few don't like it." She asked "why is the discussion never about opting out if you don't agree with something instead of taking away what so many still wants to stay."
She praised her son's Connecticut fascist academy private school (which I'm sure the average Fox viewer could afford to send their kids to?) because they not only say the Pledge of Allegiance at every opportunity, but sing "My Country Tis of Thee" at the same time. She loves this tradition because it reminds her of what she did as a kid in public school in Minnesota and is proud that her son is carrying on a "great tradition" that so many schools are being asked to dump. She concluded with a question about why New Jersey kids who don't want to say "God" in the Pledge, just "omit the so called offensive word instead of ruining it for everyone else."
As usual, there was no mention that the Pledge, written in the 1890's, didn't start off with "under God" but, hey, who needs context! I do wonder if the Foxies know that the Pledge was written by a socialist and was, until 1942, accompanied by a Nazi like salute! Do they know that other wording has been changed? (So much for "long held tradition!") If they are aware of these facts, they aren't forthcoming about them. But hey, who needs details when you have persecuted Christians and persecuted Pledge propaganda to push!