It’s entirely possible that two unnamed atheist parents in Massachusetts will successfully get the words “under God” removed from the Pledge of Allegiance in that state, and Fox News host Dana Perino ain’t happy about it.
The Massachusetts Supreme Court is currently hearing a case against the words “under God” in the Pledge, brought by two atheist parents who say that their atheist children “are denied meaningful participation in this patriotic exercise” due to the inclusion of the religious language.
Perino says if they don’t like it, “they don’t have to live here.”
Even though the words “under God” were not included in the original Pledge (they were added in the late 1940s), countless efforts to remove the phrase have fallen flat over the years.
“I remember working at the Justice Department years ago when I first started right after 9/11 and a lawsuit like this came through, and before the day had finished, the United States Senate and the House of Representatives had both passed resolutions saying that they were for keeping ‘under God’ in the pledge,” Perino said.
But her own opinion of atheists is pretty straightforward: “I’m tired of them,” she said.
“If these people really don’t like it, they don’t have to live here,” she concluded.
Even co-host Bob Beckel agreed, saying, “Yeah, that’s a good point.”
This is hardly the first time Fox News’ The Five has made news for something one of the hosts said. Watch the video of Dana Perino’s criticism of atheists below and let us know what you think: