Poll: Should 'Under God' Be Removed From Pledge?

A Massachusetts family faced a judge Monday to ask to remove "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance.

For many years, it has been a tradition for students across the country to start the day by placing their hands over their hearts and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

The controversy over the words "under God" in the pledge is almost as much of a tradition as the pledge itself. But recently, a Massachusetts family reportedly asked a judge to force their school district to exclude the phrase during recitation, according to a Fox News story.

The family members, who consider themselves atheists, are reportedly arguing that the phrase violates "equal protection" laws and faced a Superior Court judge Monday.

So Wrentham, we want to know ...

Today's question: Do you think the words "under God" should be removed from the Pledge of Allegiance? Does the pledge discriminate against those who don't believe in God?

Shawn S. February 24, 2012 at 04:26 AM
@Stephanie How does being a theist/atheist relate to humanity being able to succeed, or as you say, prosperous and moral? Also, won't success, prosperity and morality be relativistic to the individual?
Frank C February 24, 2012 at 04:37 AM
I wonder what the forefathers of this country would be thinking now. The pledge to a Christian god when the first four presidents of the US publicly denied the divinity of Jesus Christ.
freedom of religion February 24, 2012 at 11:31 PM
ZOMBIE Really that offends you, oh wait you are easily offended I forgot. Jehovah or Allah, God covers it all. The problem is people who have no religion trying to impose their unbelief on to believers. You are not the judge of my morality anyway, Jesus is and he will judge you too. IMHO
freedom of religion February 24, 2012 at 11:37 PM
Where is this documented Frank, that was left out of my history textbook? So, for over 200 years the war against Christianity has been raging in this country. I doubt this sort of thing was documented but just point me in the direction. I can think for myself.
Nanette November 30, 2012 at 10:46 PM
The Constitution does not contain the words Separation of Church and State. It says that government will not establish a national religion: IT SAYS: " Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof... The point of such an amendment is twofold. First, it ensures that religious beliefs - private or organized - are removed from attempted government control. This is the reason why the government cannot tell either you or your church what to believe or to teach. Second, it ensures that the government does not get involved with enforcing, mandating, or promoting particular religious doctrines. This is what happens when the government "establishes" a church - and because doing so created so many problems in Europe, the authors of the Constitution wanted to try and prevent the same from happening here. "


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