According to the New Show ‘Star-Crossed,’ ‘Under God’ Is No Longer in the Pledge by 2024

In the year 2024, they apparently still say the Pledge of Allegiance in school, but it doesn’t include the phrase “Under God” and there’s still controversy when people don’t stand during its recitation.

At least that’s the world envisioned in the new CW show “Star-Crossed.”

On Monday night’s premiere, which you can watch here since the CW doesn’t believe in embedding, there’s a scene that features humans pledging allegiance to the flag while members of the alien race (“Atrians”) remain seated. The scene begins around the 14:16 mark:

So… does that mean atheists won?!

Was it a court decision or did it happen by legislative mandate?

When did the change take place?

I want answers! Don’t turn into another “Lost”!

Unfortunately, the show’s writers seem more interested on things like “characters” and “plot development” and “interpersonal relationships” and other things that don’t matter at all. Hmph.

(Thanks to Gary for the link!)

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.


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