Disclaimer: The opinions in the post are my own. I mean no offense or disrespect to those who take it in that tone.
Recently I overheard (more like the conversation occurred right in front of me while I was working at the register) a discussion about religion in America. The person mentioned the need to "bring prayer back into schools." I said nothing as to not get in trouble. But in the back of my mind I was disagreeing. Though I do agree that we need to restructure the education system. (Not how the Trump administration is going about it). There is a separation of church and state for a reason. I am not saying all people in government have to be Atheists, but what I am saying is that we cannot use religion reasoning to dictate the matters of the state. (Though it seams that some try to do that anyways and to them I ask "Are we a christian nation or a nation made up of primarily of Christians?")
The Pledge of Allegiance: Something that has been done for a long time. Though it would surprise most to learn that it was created by an ordained minister and did not originally have the words "under God" in it. That phrase was added during the mid 1950's as a political ploy based on the narrative of the Soviet Union is filled with people who were not christian. A narrative has been shown to be flawed and incorrect. This is also the time that American currency was changed to say "In God we trust" for the same reasoning from what I have learned.
Personally I think that history should be taught straight and with as little political and religious bias as possible. There was religious persecution of many religions and faiths through out the history of the USA. Puritans, Catholics, Jews, most forms of Christianity and other religions have been targeted by others out of hate, fear, concern, and other reasons. We should also not forget minorities and their history in America. (Not just African Americans, but the Irish, Japanese, Asians, Hispanics and other ethnicities)