I do realize that the World Series is not a government event. But, for the National Anthem, they have a celebrity singing. Every single time. Demi Lovato, Zooey Deschanel, etc.. But when “God Bless America” is sung, it is always a person in the military. Not only that, but, it is televised when normally, it is not. (During the regular season.)
Now, I think it is clear that this is trying to instill religion in the military and to promote it to the audience. Why can’t a celebrity sing this song? The announcers also tell people to stand up and take their caps off. This is not a national song, and there is no reason to respect it as such. In fact, this should be offensive to Americans for treating other songs with equal “respect.”
By using the military to sing God Bless America, exclusively, it is clearly a way of putting God into the armed services and saying the armed services support this being projected on the crowd.
Time and time again, God is forced into our daily lives, when it is in fact, illegal to do so. I find it annoying when I go to a baseball game and then they take the time to sing this idiotic song. In fact, when I refuse to stand and “respect” (as much as you can “respect” a song) everyone around stares. I understand that this is a private event and that they have the right, but it is still forcing religion on others. If you try to walk around and go to your seats, the person looking at the tickets will yell at you. Yes, I have done this. In this country we should be able to go to see “America’s Pastime” without having to endure religious indoctrination.
In fact, a quick Google search brings up this lawsuit, where it was settled and the person got kicked out of Yankees Stadium when he had to use the restroom.
Oh, and I guess it’s time to address the stupid use of prayer before, during, and after a game. Ok, seriously, praying before a game? Even if God existed (which it doesn’t) why would God care about a sports game when there are 925 million people in this world who are hungry? Or when there are 9 million children under the age of 5 who die every year? Yeah, seriously, praying after you get a hit, that’s being dumb, even by the standards of prayer.