Legislator in Pennsylvania Refuses to Say the Pledge of Allegiance


It was just a routine House State Government Committee meeting and Chairman Daryl Metcalfe asked Pennsylvania state representative, Babette Josephs, to lead the patriotic pledge. She refused because it has the word “God” in it.

This is what the dingbat said:

“Based on my First Amendment rights and based on the fact that I really think it’s a prayer. I don’t pray in public.” [Inquisitor]

More from the Inquisitor:

Josephs noted after the meeting that Congress chose to insert “under God” into the pledge when she was about 14 years old. The Democratic politician maintains that the additional wording turned the patriotic statement of allegiance into a prayer, WPXI notes.

Babette Josephs had this to say about the incident:

“How many years ago was 1954? I have not said the Pledge of Allegiance since and I will not say it into the future unless they take those words out and make it less of a prayer. Especially if you’re in elective office and you’re invoking the name of God all the time; to me it’s the height of hypocrisy. I will not do it.”

Here’s the video:

abc27 WHTM

Maybe she has a little dementia. She claimed Daryl Metcalfe was angry but he doesn’t sound angry to me. The voters are very wise to have seen through her pettiness – she lost her primary.

It is her right to not say the pledge but it is hardly a prayer. We’re not praying when we say it, we’re pledging allegiance to our country.

I think she would have had more of a case if she led the Pledge and just left out “under God.”

Secularists want to change our history. This is not simply about wanting to separate church and state to the extreme. Secularists want to banish God from everything and prevent believers from mentioning God. The Founders never intended us to ban God and never mention his name.

Secularists want the United States to become an atheistic society.