We wanted a good spot so we got to the Fourth of July event a little early. Still plenty of people there but we managed to find a good place. The crowds came pouring in later so there was a lot of people by the end of the night. Before fireworks they had musicians on stage. Some country singer named Adam Craig and a kid named Maggie Thompson who was obviously in-love with Taylor Swift's music and ones like it. She certainly had a singing talent, if she keeps getting better she can become someone like Taylor Swift.
There was a guest speaker there representing the Knights of Columbus which are a fraternal group like the Freemasons but with members who are all Catholic. The main guy spoke saying the Knights were fully responsible (a bit of an exaggeration but there is a lot of truth to it) for putting "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance and proudly admitted to defending it from being taken out today. I'm a big believer in the 100% separation of church and state and I was quite ticked off by these guys. The words might seem like "no big deal" to many but I see it as people who are spitting on the First Amendment. I'm a bit ashamed of my city and I really hope City Council didn't actually personally invite these guys to speak. If they don't represent all the people in Spartanburg, why give them the microphone? I also think it's ironic when American Catholics are in favor of putting God in government as there's quite a notable amount of right-wing Protestants who think Catholics aren't really Christians.