Texas Legislature votes to add ‘God’ to state pledge, bill goes to state Senate

People as a whole generally appreciate our heritage, people as a whole appreciate being able to say in their pledge we are indeed one nation under God.


May 9, 2007 – TheScroogeReport.com Post

The Texas Legislature is swimming upstream in a cultural climate that frequently denigrates the mention of “God” in public, voting to add the words “under God” to the Texas state pledge.

The 124-12 vote sent the proposal sponsored by Rep. Debbie Riddle, R-Tomball, to the state Senate, where supporters say it isn’t expected to have significant opposition.

“Since the time of the founding of the United States through modern times, the presence and influence of God has been intrinsically associated with the political and social culture of the United States … (the bill) will acknowledge our Judeo-Christian heritage by placing the words ‘under God’ in the state pledge,” according to an analysis by the state House.

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