Please tell me you’re joking, J.W. Dennis (8/24, Letters, “Bad behavior at Arrowhead”). Changing the lyrics to the national anthem is sacrilege? My dictionary defines the word as 1. misuse or violation of that which is consecrated to God or religion or 2. desecrating of anything sacred. Sir, there is nothing sacred about a nation’s theme.
Look at the words to the verse sung at all sporting events. There is no mention whatsoever of anything even remotely connected to God. Because this is the “land of the free,” fans can substitute “Chiefs” for “brave” in the national anthem if they choose.
There may be countries in the world where changing the words of a national anthem is a crime punishable by arrest and imprisonment, but America isn’t one of them, thank God.
Oh, and I think the Lord’s Prayer is safe. Last time I heard, no one was reciting it at sporting events.