A reader asks what I think of the Pledge of Allegiance. Should a Christian "pledge allegiance to the flag"? Well, it all depends I suppose on just what level such allegiance is seen to exist, and even what "allegiance" in and of itself signfies.
On another level entirely, however, is this fact. The Pledge was not written by a member of the Christian Right; anything but. Rather, it was a "Christian socialist" by the name of Francis Bellamy, who believed in both individual sin and corporate responsibility, who penned those words. See my Cornerstone magazine article, The Pledge of Allegiance and Its Author. (The "under God" part came in during Eisenhower's era in 1954, inspired by the Knights of Columbus but pushed through by Ike himself.)