The CW network’s new science fiction television show Star Crossed outraged conservative Christian viewers on Monday when it predicted that the words “under God” would no longer be in the Pledge of Allegiance in the near future.
The show, set in 2024, tells the story of a romance between a human girl named Emery and an alien boy named Roman, who has been allowed to attend her high school even though most of his fellow aliens were imprisoned in internment camps after coming to Earth.
Just minutes into the premiere episode, Emery makes her way to her first high school class, where other students are reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all,” the students say.
Although the pledged recite by the students at the futurist high school was exactly as it was written in 1892 before the words “under God” were added, conservatives on Twitter lashed out and vowed never to never watch the show again.
“Bad decision to remove ‘under God’ from the pledge,” Twitter user Anonymous583 noted, adding the hashtags “#antiGod” and “#HollywoodLiberalsSuck.”
“You forgot ‘under god’ in the pledge of allegiance!” Alan Thueru tweeted. “But at least you said ‘English’ is the language!”
A sampling of some of the tweets and the video clip from CW’s Star Crossed are below.
I live in One Nation UNDER GOD, thank you very much #StarCrossed
— Tammy Swanger (@popcult_maven29) February 18, 2014
— catherine petrino (@catherineerrose) February 18, 2014
I'm not watching this show because they took God out of the Pledge of Allegiance #StarCrossed
— Samantha Sutton (@Sammy_Sutt) February 18, 2014
— Cathy G (@southpaw816) February 18, 2014
— Fractured Saint ® (@FracturedSaint) February 18, 2014
@theblaze New show on the CW, Star-Crossed cuts "UNDER GOD" out of Pledge of Allegiance. Guess the show is another L leaning show.
— Cathy G (@southpaw816) February 18, 2014
@StarCrossed_CW omitting "Under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance" is ridiculous! You just lose a viewer smh
— brian.hamilton (@mxyzptlk96) February 18, 2014
— Raymond A. Los (@HamptonsCorp) February 18, 2014
— Anonymous583 (@Anonymous583) February 18, 2014
#StarCrossed you forgot "under god" in the pledge of allegiance! But at least you said "English" is the language!
— Alan Thueru (@AlanCralan) February 19, 2014
Watch the video below from CW’s Star Crossed, broadcast Feb. 17, 2014.
(h/t: Friendly Atheist)
[Patriotic Child Saying Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag (Shutterstock)]
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