So yeah, watching the Superbowl last night (mostly for the commercials). Before they did the national anthem, they had Faith Hill come out and sing "America the Beautiful." I don't really like country, but Faith Hill seems like a stand-up lady and I feel the song is actually a much better national song than Star Spangled Banner, so w/e. She did a pretty nice job too; not too frilly or anything.

But then...

After the closing line, she sings out "GOOOOD BLEEEEESSS AMMMERRRICAAAAA"

Sorry to be a party pooper, but this pretty much squashed all the "proud to be an American" feelings that were swirling in my little heart. Not only was I kinda peeved that she felt the need to include that in there, but I also felt a tiny bit alienated. I know this is a Christian country mostly, but this was not her concert or a show for her fans. This was not her chance to push her god. Then all the people screaming when she sang that only reminded me that I live in a country where people (and former presidents) do not believe that atheists are patriotic.

Was it really necessary for her to sing that?

To my further chagrin, it then started a convo between my (christian) parents and g-parents about how many of the players partake in prayer circles and bible study and how it was good to see that blah blah blah. Here I was, all *best John Madden voice* READY FOR SOME FOOOOTBAAAAALLLLL and guacamole dip and instead it turned into a damn religious discussion.

Fuck you, Faith Hill. Fuck you.

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Comment by John on February 2, 2009 at 10:39pm
Seaming always it, right? Nice work.
Comment by Morgan Matthew on February 3, 2009 at 4:13am
Great post Sniz. Your absolutely spot on with what I felt. We need more people to stand up against this.
Comment by Pam on February 3, 2009 at 10:58am
Even though the US's main religion is Christianity, we are by establishment a secular nation. Everyone loves to ignore that. :(
Comment by Andrew the Fluffer on February 5, 2009 at 2:39pm
When I heard her sing that I got so pissed.
Comment by CJoe on February 13, 2009 at 2:29pm
Yeah. And this is why I live on the other side of the country from my family. I feel your pain; I really do.

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