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THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE

Oregon rep salutes '1 nation under love'

Altered Pledge: 'That's what I typically say. It's just comfortable to me'

(The Oregonian) When Rep. Carolyn Tomei, D-Milwaukie, led the Oregon House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance on Monday, she substituted the word “love” for “God.”

Tomei’s “nation under love” line started attracting attention on the internet Tuesday after it was picked up by Oregon Catalyst, a conservative political blog. Some online commenters were quick to decry what they said was another attempt to sideline God in America.

Tomei said she didn’t realize anybody would notice.

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