For the last three decades, Alaska Airlines has placed a small card on its meal tray. One said, "Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His love endures forever." That's from the Psalms.
Now those little cards are going the way of so much else in America. Some people complained they don't like "religion" with their flight, so the airline is removing them. A company statement was full of the usual about diverse religious beliefs and cultural attitudes.
Notice that the Christian, or anyone else who appreciated these Psalms about gratitude to God, is not to be included in this diversity. Only the secularist and non-worshipper gets his or her way.
Alaska is a good airline. I've flown it on several occasions. I'm not going to boycott the company, but I think what I will do is every time I now fly on Alaska, I will take out my Bible, open it to the Psalms and read one about being thankful to God. Maybe my seat-mate will see what I'm doing and either be blessed or ask a question. He might even be offended that I'm mixing religion with transportation. But I won't care.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Publication date: January 27, 2012