When "The View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg this morning mentioned a NY Daily News op-ed piece on how "God Bless America" should be banned from baseball games, politically conservative co-host Candace Cameron Bure could not stay silent.
Liberal co-host Raven-Symoné blasted the song for not being inclusive to atheists, Muslims, and people of other religions that don't believe in the God of Christianity, but Candace exclaimed, "Why do ya'll have to take God out of everything?! You know, a little tradition, a little patriotism, God blessing America, it's a pretty good thing, especially in times that we're having now."
The crowd clapped and roared with applause in response to Candace.
Raven-Symoné replied, "Patriotism doesn't mean that you have to put religion on it. That means I can celebrate my country without celebrating a type of religion I'm not a part of."
Candace shot back, "But what I don't understand, for people who don't believe in God, why is it so offensive? If you don't even believe and think God is a fairytale, why does it offend you? Go get your peanuts and your Cracker Jacks while they're singing the song!"
The crowded cheered even louder.
When Raven-Symoné objected to feeling compelled to leave, Candace replied, "But you don't have to leave. You can just sit through it and go 'La la la la.' Listen, there's other things in the world. There are advertisements and things on television or banners or posters that are offensive to me, but I'm not asking for them to all be removed. We have to tolerate and put up with things."
What do you think about Candace's defense?