Kuntzman said the group singalong has run its course.
He calls the show of heavenly support of America as a “Mussolini-esque introduction of the song,” complaining that fans are asked to rise and place their hats over their hearts.
Kuntzman, in his column, said the only songs for which Americans should stand are "The Star-Spangled Banner" and Lohengrin's "Wedding March," better known as "Here Comes the Bride."
He said the song highlights and promotes America’s worst traditions: “self-righteousness, forced piety, earnest self-reverence…”
Kuntzman, an atheist, said the song also offends believers, foreigners, fans of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame," and atheists.
To support his argument, Kuntzman is asking baseball game attendees not to stand and take off their hats to honor the song. He said to save the blessing for Sunday and church.
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