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Is saying “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance Discrimination?

A judge heard arguments last Wednesday from a New Jersey family who claims that the practice of saying the Pledge of Allegiance every day, particularly the phrase “Under God,” is discriminatory.

David Niose, attorney for the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center, made this statement:

“Public schools should not engage in an exercise that tells students that patriotism is tied to a belief in God. Such a daily exercise portrays atheist and humanist children as second-class citizens, and certainly contributes to anti-atheist prejudices.”

The school district says that there is no discrimination because students are not forced to say the pledge.

You can’t make this stuff up. Have angry atheists tried to push a progressive agenda in your community yet?

H/T: Fox News

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2 Comments

  1. James says:

    They just need to get over themselves. If they don’t want to say “under God” then just skip that part and say it. And besides, it is not going to hurt them to say it or not.

  2. Lawrence says:

    Most schools who say the pledge of allegiance do give everyone the choice to not say the pledge.
    To me refusing to say the pledge of allegiance is a form of anti patriotism.
    People come to our country and mock our way of life. they refuse to obey the laws of the land and always complain how everything offends them. I feel they should go back to their own countries of origination and complain about how things offends them and see how far that will go there. We are one of the most tolerant countries in the world. What needs to be done is less of this political correct ideology. Since when did politicians dictate what is morally or culturally right. The answer is they can not since most are more corrupt than these anti religious people. If you do not believe in god then the phrase means nothing to you and you are not of a singular faith , religion or ideology since you are godless and believe in no gods. therefor how can such things offend you. The real core answer they can not offend you for you do not believe in them. If it offends you then there is a matter of religious faith a moral compass a reasoning of right and wrong. It is not a matter for a judge to determine since they are part of the government and can not make judgement in regards to religion. You cry separation of church and state and yet you go to the courts to sort it out. A court system broken by misinterpretation and corrupt politicians. It does not say that there is no religion or that you have the right to persecute a religion. It says congress will make no legislation that establishes a national religion or gives preference to one religion over another. It does not say we will remove all religious ideology out of the law. A country needs a moral country. Our founding fathers left Europe for the new world to escape religious persecution and to allow the following and tolerant of all faiths. There for if it offends you then do not pledge the allegiance to the flag and country that gave you the rights to practice your faith openly without recourse as long as that practice does not infringe upon that of another.

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