They are still crying about it.
In fact, they've never stopped. Ever since NBC accidentally omitted the words "Under God," the Religious Reich has been driving normal Americans insane about the Pledge of Allegiance and how we are cursed if we choose to forget God.
Excuse me, but it seems to me that we just went an eight year ordeal with someone who shoved their version of God down 300 million throats every chance he had and started a quagmire in Iraq in that God's Name. That being said, who cares if NBC omitted those words?
Which is most offensive?
Omitting the words 'Under God' in the Pledge of Allegiance (words which were originally absent!), fighting a quagmire in that God's Name or neglecting the least of our brethren, as we are told not to do in the very Book which some people think that every school child should read (even though it's full of sex and violence!)?
Isn't it interesting that those who complain about an innocent omission vote for politicians who have no concern for the poor?
Isn't it interesting that those who complain about an innocent omission vote for politicians who want to deny Americans health care coverage when Christ healed people for free?
Isn't it interesting that those who complain about an innocent omission still engage in bigotry of the lowest form when their Bible states that they are to love their neighbour?
Isn't it interesting that most of these zealots have no idea that the words 'Under God' were not added to the Pledge of Allegiance until 1954?
If one's hypocrisy is enough to drive one to drink, this is enough to drive one to drink and drive through a mall!
Normal Americans have no problem with those who those who preach religion, so long as they practice what they preach and know when to stop preaching. Normal Americans would also greatly appreciate it if the zealots among us not only learned more about the Pledge of Allegiance, but more about American history in general. If they did, they would be quite surprised at the spiritual leanings of our Founding Fathers.
Maybe that's why it states in our Constitution that there is to be no religious test for office. But then, what's a little thing like the Constitution mean to them?