Before the words “under God” were added to the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance in 1954, it was secular and inclusive. After they were added, it made a lie out of the words surrounding them and became religious and exclusive, causing those who don’t believe in a monotheistic “god” to feel like second class citizens in their own country. The “Boycott the Pledge” campaign was started to encourage people “to stand up by sitting down” as long as the Pledge retains its exclusive language.
The mission of Openly Secular is to eliminate discrimination and increase acceptance by getting secular people – including atheists, freethinkers, agnostics, humanists and nonreligious people – to be open about their beliefs.
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