Please don't melt, Rou.
It's this not supposed to be the land of religious freedom? That would include the freedom to not be religious as well as the freedom to be (insert any religion here).
People need to chill out and not get their knickers in a twist over a great many things.
** Just reflecting... I can't even remember the last time I said the pledge. You said it every day when I was in elementary school, that's been removed to not offend anyone with different beliefs/non beliefs. So.... Oh wait! I watched PeeWee Herman's return to broadway show and he asked everyone to stand up and recite it (it was appropriate with the age group), so I did. It made me smile. So that's once since 1988.