A patriotic New Jersey high school girl just won a hard fought battle to protect her right to say “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance. Awesome!
A judge dismissed a left-wing atheist group’s attempt to strip “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance after a family objected to their daughter’s school endorsing the practice. This attack on the Pledge was shamefully un-American, and this judge made the right ruling!
I’m so grateful the court decided that kids like me shouldn’t be silenced just because some people object to timeless American values,” Samantha Jones, a senior at Highland Regional High School, said in a statement.
The American Humanist Association argued that “under God” is a theologically charged statement unfit for school because it discriminates against atheist students.
“Public schools should not engage in an exercise that tells students that patriotism is tied to a belief in God,” David Niose, attorney for the AHA’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center, said in a statement in April. “Such a daily exercise portrays atheist and humanist children as second-class citizens, and certainly contributes to anti-atheist prejudices.”
via The Daily Caller
Freedom of religion isn’t the same as freedom from it. An expression of the existence of God was something the Founding Fathers endorsed, and angry atheists can’t change American history.
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