Thursday, October 07, 2010

Pledge of Allegiance

"A Mississippi judge ordered an attorney to spend several hours in jail Wednesday after the attorney chose not to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in court.  The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported that Chancery Judge Talmadge Littlejohn told a court audience to rise and say the pledge. People in the courtroom said Danny Lampley of Oxford stood but did not say the words. Records show Lampley was booked into the Lee County jail at 9:40 a.m. and released about 2:30 p.m. on the judge's orders."  I once was invited to give a talk at a Rotary Club branch in Turlock, California.  Before my talk,  they had a Pledge of Allegiance ceremony.  I, of course, refused to stand and participate in this pagan ritual.  People in the audience were furious, and some left in protest.