There is an old adage that says, “Better late than never.” And of course it is equally true, “”Never late is better.” This following comment of mine is “better late than 

 When I was reading what NBC did in open public regarding “The Pledge of Allegiance, Ifound it too d-i-s-g-u-s-t-i-n-g to push away with the back of your hand. This was not a “wink-wink, nod-nod” misdemeanor. This was belch in your face, unmitigated gall, that reveals to you what the secular liberal media really thinks of God and those who dare to publicly declare their faith in Him whether it’s singing “God Bless America,” or The Pledge of Allegiance.

And the people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the Lord … And they abandoned the Lord, the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of the land of Egypt. They went after other gods, and bowed down to them. And they provoked the Lord to anger. They abandoned the Lord … So the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and He gave them over to plunderers, who plundered them ….”   Judges 2:11a, 12, 13a, 14a

 Somebody at NBC made a deliberate bold faced decision to delete “Under God” out of the patriotic video that was shown during its coverage of the U.S. Open golf tournament on June 19th. There is no way you could mistakenly leave it out because it’s in there as clear as the phrase, “In God We trust” on the currency they had in their billfolds.

To their shock and awe, viewers went ballistic. Before the program was over, NBC offered an apology. It said the edit was not done “to upset anyone.” Then the network added, “We’d like to apologize to those of you who were offended by it.”

Now anybody with two connected brain cells had to read that phony apology with one eye closed and one eyebrow raised. It was as phony as a six dollar bill and pathetic and the edit it self.  

*It was lousy because it didn’t say why ANYBODY at NBC felt they had a right to edit ANY part of the Pledge. Congress — having both the right and authority — hasn’t made any modifications since 1954.

* It was a lousy apology because it didn’t explain why the words “UNDER GOD” seemed to be fair game for the editor.

*It was a lousy apology because there was no admission of error. Read slowly here: NBC didn’t say: “We were wrong and we’re sorry.” Instead of a confession, NBC said, “We’re sorry YOU got upset.” There is a colossal difference.

In contrast to NBC’s editorial declaration of independence from the Lord, I am glad that so many people spoke up and reminded the spiritually blind guides at NBC that multitudes of people in America are not so spiritually blind. They were not slaves shaking their chains they were shaking NBCs chains and reminding them that you’re the one with the problem.

 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” We need to remind ourselves of this fact time and time again. We are what we are because of His good hand upon us. God has blessed America not because it is superior to other people but because   we are a people who honor Him and serve Him and are not ashamed of Him. Away with this chest thumping ‘glory be to me’ nonsense!

 We dare not follow the route that some  editor at NBC suggested; we should not walk in the footsteps of the Children of Israel who, as the passage above reminds us, “did what was evil … and abandoned the Lord.” Scripture records God’s punishment of their disobedience, and history shows what happens to other nations that forget God’s bountiful hand.

 We unashamedly thank God for His bounty, and for the freedoms that we have. The greatest freedom of course is the freedom from the tyranny of sin and death and the devil.

For this we make no apology!

Be Blessed:

Pastor Bob.