Best of The Week - July 2, 2011

Posted on July 2nd, 2011

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Air Date: July 2, 2011

Host: Vic Eliason

First Aired: June 29, 2011

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Vic presented two news items for listener input:

Eugene, Oregon, Common Council officials have voted down a proposal to say the Pledge of Allegiance before each council meeting. Later they did pass a compromise that allows the Pledge to be voluntarily recited at four council meetings; one at the meeting closest to the 4th of July, Veterans Day, Memorial Day and Flag Day.

Mayor Kitty Piercy called the Pledge, “divisive”; council Vice President George Brown said the Pledge has no place at city hall and councilwoman Betty Taylor compared the reciting of the Pledge to the reading of the Communist Manifesto.

The second news item dealt with the Veterans Administration. They are censoring the mention of God at funerals for veterans and are either requiring families to submit prayer for approval to the government or not allowing families to have the option of prayer at all.

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Eugene, Oregon Officials

Mayor & Chair of Council: Mayor Kitty Piercy
(541) 682-5010

Council Vice President: George Brown
(541) 682-8341

Betty Taylor
(541) 338-9947

Alan Zelenka
(541) 682-8343

George Poling
(541) 517-3110

Mike Clark
(541) 682-8345

Pat Farr
(541) 682-8346

Andrea Ortiz
(541) 688-5588

Chris Pryor
(541) 682-8348

To find out where Eugene Bible College stands on the Pledge situation call:

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