Fox News host Dana Perino says during a live segment of ‘Five on Fox,’ that she’s ‘tired of Atheists’ and suggests that if they (Atheists) don’t like the words “under God” being said in the Pledge of Allegiance then “they don’t have to live here.” -Source: Fox News
Massachusetts' highest court is in the process of hearing a case against the Pledge which has been brought by atheist parents feeling that because of its religious wording, atheist children "are denied meaningful participation in this patriotic exercise." The phrase “under God” is at the center of the whole case.
When co-host, Bob Beckel asked Dana Perino her opinion on the issue, Perino responded quickly and candidly;
"I'm tired of them(Atheists). I remember working at the Justice Department years ago when I first started right after 9/11 and a lawsuit like this came through, and 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." Perino went on to say, "If these people really don't like it, they don't have to live here."
Bob Beckel a co-host agreed, "Yeah, that's a good point."
When Beckel asks if anyone knows whether or not the phrase “under God” was originally part of the Pledge or if it was added at a different time, to which Eric Bolling responds, “It doesn't matter though. ‘In God We Trust' is on our currency so are they saying that they want that removed? Or better yet, would the attorney choose not to take US currency which would be alright with me too.”
“If you don’t believe then why do you care?” Perino asks. “It’s just like some guy’s name.”
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