I continue to run across conservative Christian blogs and websites decrying the fact that the Supreme Court has banned the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools. Where do these ideas come from and how do they get so firmly stuck in the psyche of some people? As far as I know the last Supreme Court decision on this matter was in 2004 when the justices in a majority of eight dismissed a case brought by a man in California who objected to the pledge. The pledge, whether one likes it or not, is still recited in public schools just as it has been for decades. This sort of “Chicken Little The Sky Is Falling” stuff distracts us from more serious issues facing our nation and the important work Christ has given us to do.