Family Research Council President Tony Perkins sent a letter today to the FBI Louisiana Field Office addressed to Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey S. Sallet regarding his reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance in which he omitted the phrase “under God” from his recitation.
Perkins, a former law enforcement officer with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office and the Baton Rouge City Police, wrote, in part, in his letter to Special Agent in Charge Sallet:
“I would agree with your statement at the press conference yesterday that unity is what we need and what we should seek at this time of crisis in our community and in our nation. Sharing your desire for unity, I wanted to bring to your attention that in your reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance you omitted the fundamental element that has historically unified us—the fact that we are one nation under God. The omission may have been inadvertent, but it was noticeable and concerning, given the steady attacks on religious liberty by the present administration.