A post trophy wrote:
I'm genuinely having trouble with declining-to-worship-a-graven-image somehow being equated with having-respect-for-one's-country.
The *real* disrespect IMHO comes when the SSB--our *national anthem*--is played to commemorate something as trivial as a sporting event.
It's not commemorating a sporting event. It's a chance to commemorate the country. Also, it's not worshipping anything, it's showing allegiance to the American people, a siblinghood.