Yamavonkarma, because America seems to favor Christianity is the reason we need to remove the practices that make it so (at least in government). Separation of church and state was highly stressed by the founding founders, even though many of them were Christian.
@Vere : That's not really the point, more less a question that relates to mine. I'm not asking about your religion, I'm asking in favor of all religions. Why should I have to pledge myself to God (which, in a sense, I am doing) that I don't believe in? Or why should I pledge myself to your God, of which I believe in something else? You're only making your point from a Christian point of view.
When you pledge or put your faith in anything other then god you have violated the second commandment. We should admit that god never gives us the freedom to follow the commandments we like and neglect the rest. Nor does god tell us that we can relax the penalties he has imposed for breaking them, which is death. This is why Christians follow there own morals and not there god's.
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.