Fox guest on Pennsylvania school's decision to stop saying “God bless America”: “That is frankly not too far away from where those flights went down on 9/11”

Frmo the May 7 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): As a Christian my faith is extremely important to me. When I think about taking God out of America it really saddens me, because I feel like we need him when you have shootings in synagogues and shootings, you know, in churches and you have to get wanded before you walk into a congregation -- or into, you know, a church now. Where have we come as a country? What's going to happen if we continue to push this narrative to take God out of everything? 

JEREMY DYS (FIRST LIBERTY): Well, I fear -- I fear for our country if we were to get rid of these things entirely. And when we've got groups like the one you mentioned earlier that are intent on getting rid of any kind of public utterance of religion in public, that's a danger to our society here. Look, let me give you the clear and very technical legal analysis. If you get a letter from this organization that says you need to get rid of the words “God bless America” or if they try to intimidate to you think that a sixth grader's use of the phrase “God bless America” over the intercom during the announcement times right after they said the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance and that's somehow unconstitutional, ignore it. It's not worth the paper that it's written on. And for that matter, I'm wondering if they are so upset about the phrase “God bless America,” is the school district there in Pennsylvania that is frankly not too far away from where those flights went down on 9/11, are they then going to get rid of, like, the dollar bills that have “in God we trust” on them? Are they going to start punishing teachers for saying “God bless you” to students that sneeze in the hallway? This is absurd and it should be treated as absurd. When people say that the grass is pink, it's not based on any kind of reality just like when they say “God bless America” is unconstitutional, there is no reality that supports that.


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