I like to watch baseball on TV when I have the time and I want to enjoy a good nap, but in the last few years my peaceful slumber has been rudely and unceremoniously interrupted by 'God Bless America'. This all came about because some non-constitutionalist conservative assholes have decided that they will play this political prayer at the 7th inning stretch at every major and minor league baseball game.
The reason for the change in our national pasttime was a kneejerk prejudice react to the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
This unconstitutional practice breaks every constitutional law concerning individual rights and religious accommodation in public venues.
Case in point. 3 teenagers attending a minor league game were ejected from a stadium for not standing for the song. They are of course suing and will likely win.
Recently the Yankees lost a suit when a customer headed to the restroom during the song and was ejected for moving while the song was being performed.
The thing is that playing the song demands that you are not an American patriot if you are not protestant/ christian. It goes further than that. Simply not participating in this song prayer will get you ejected from a game that has nothing to do with politics or religion and that YOU paid for.
The arrogance of the religious right and conservatives in this nation shed the constitution every chance they get. They want to enforce their religious idealism, racism, and prejudices on every single person in this country. It is pure Fascism and I won't stand for it.
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