Skip to comments.Pa. lawmaker refuses Pledge of Allegiance at House meeting
Posted on 10/04/2012 8:11:11 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Politicians are often criticized for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time that's taken the wrong way. But state Representative Babette Josephs (D-Philadelphia) is being criticized for what she refused to say.
The drama unfolded at what was billed as a non-controversial House State Government Committee meeting Wednesday morning. Republican Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) asked Josephs to lead the group in the Pledge of Allegiance; a rather routine request that became anything but when Josephs refused.
"Based on my First Amendment rights and based on the fact that I really think it's a prayer. I don't pray in public," she said as lawmakers were standing to recite the Pledge. After an awkward moment, Metcalfe quickly called on another member to lead the group. Afterward, Jones was unapologetic.
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Babette is a loon. It’s her legacy.
Another DemocRAT America hater. So what else is new.
About 28 years too late!
(...about what I figured...)
Another of many buffoon legislators from Philly - her ass should be out on the street.
Did anybody here have to read past the head line to know for a certainty, that she was a democrat?
If you’re an atheist, why not just omit to state the words “under God”. Surely one could subscribe to the rest of the pledge, right? I wouldn’t have a problem if atheists, including atheist students decide not to recite the words “under God”. I do object if they say that the rest of us cannot recite the pledge because of their beliefs.
If you’re an atheist, why not just omit to state the words “under God”? Surely one could subscribe to the rest of the pledge, right? I wouldn’t have a problem if atheists, including atheist students decide not to recite the words “under God”. I do object if they say that the rest of us cannot recite the pledge because of their beliefs.
What a waste of skin. Loser.
It is a pledge of allegiance ... to the republic, for which it stands... Any elected official that cannot or will not do so ought to step down our be removed from office.
nother rat women.
she didn’t get there for her good looks, or on a casting couch.
she had to lie out her rectum.
conservative women are foxes, rats are more compassionate, its the inner beauty and a healthy dose of marxism.
A PRAYER?!! What a freaking loon! Here lady, I’ll show you a prayer.
Dear Lord, please stop sending us these ignorant sluts named Babette. If that’s not possible, please try to ensure they only speak on the David Letterman show. Thank you.
As Chevy Chase would say, “Babette you Bitch”.
Typical democrat. Nothing to see here that we already do not know.....
The money she will get in her retirement pension has "In God We Trust" on it.
I'm betting she will still spend it.