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Today is America’s Flag Day, part of the presidentially proclaimed Flag Week.

I wasn’t sure whether to post about this. For starters, isn’t every day basically Flag Day – especially at a time of war and when a big sporting event, like the World Cup soccer tournament, is going on? Maybe it depends on what part of the country and/or world you live in?

But, there are some faith-related discussions going on that I found interesting, regarding church-state separation, the recently upheld “under God” addition to the Pledge of Allegiance, and how religious affiliation factors into ethnic and national identity, patriotism and politics in general. A few examples:

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