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  • 'Under God' will stay in district's Pledge of Allegiance after group drops fight

    04/14/2015 9:39:45 AM PDT · by Doogle · 4 replies
    nj.com ^ | 0414/2015 | Jeff Goldman
    A group representing atheists has decided to end its attempt to remove the words "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance. The American Humanist Association allowed its 45-day window to appeal a Monmouth County Superior Court judge's ruling to pass, according to a report on APP.com. The group didn't say why it chose to stop its legal challenge. The judge had tossed the group's lawsuit, which demanded the phrase be taken out of the pledge recited each morning in the Matawan-Aberdeen school district. Superior Court Judge David Bauman said the reference to God in the Pledge is more of a...
  • New Jersey Teen Heads to Court to Defend Her Right to Say 'Under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

    09/24/2014 7:41:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/24/2014 | Michael Gryboski
    A New Jersey high school student and her family have entered the ongoing legal battle over a lawsuit by an atheist group seeking to remove "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance. Samantha Jones, a senior at Highland Regional High School in Blackwood, and her family filed an official response to a lawsuit by the American Humanist Association. "If anyone wants to remain silent, that is their right. But it is not their right to silence me," said Jones in a statement. "When I stand up, put my hand over my heart and say the Pledge of Allegiance, I am...
  • Massachusetts High Court Upholds 'Under God' in Pledge of Allegiance as Constitutional

    05/12/2014 5:30:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/12/2014 | Anugrah Kumar
    Atheist parents and students wanted the Pledge of Allegiance banned in schools in Massachusetts because it contains the phrase "under God," but the state's highest court has ruled that reciting it does not violate the commonwealth's constitution or laws. "We hold that the recitation of the pledge, which is entirely voluntary, violates neither the Constitution nor the statute [which prohibits discrimination in Massachusetts public school education] ...," the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court said Friday in Doe v. Acton-Boxborough Regional School District. "Simply being offended by something does not make it a violation of the Massachusetts Constitution," said Senior Legal Counsel...
  • COURT RULES MASSACHUSETTS ATHEISTS FAILED TO SHOW WORDS 'UNDER GOD' HARMED THEIR CHILDREN

    05/10/2014 10:06:52 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 9, 2014 | UPI
    BOSTON, May 9 (UPI) -- An atheist Massachusetts couple failed to prove their children had been harmed by the words "Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance, the state's highest court ruled Friday. The couple, identified only as "John and Jane Doe," argued their children's rights were violated by the voluntary recitation of the pledge -- including "Under God" -- in the public schools in the Acton-Boxborough district. But the Supreme Judicial Court ruled unanimously they failed to make their case, saying they had not proved the children had been subjected to bullying, ostracism or any other punishment or mistreatment...
  • Massachusetts: Pledge of Allegiance not religious

    05/09/2014 2:39:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 9, 2014 3:41 PM EDT | Paige Sutherland
    The Pledge of Allegiance does not discriminate against atheists and can be recited at the start of the day in public schools, Massachusetts’ highest court ruled Friday. The Supreme Judicial Court said the words “under God” in the pledge reflect patriotic practice, not a religious one. They acknowledged that the wording has a “religious tinge” but said it is fundamentally patriotic and voluntary. The court was ruling in a 2010 lawsuit filed by an atheist family from Acton who claimed that the daily recitation of the pledge in classrooms violated their three children’s equal protection rights under the state constitution,...
  • How the words “UNDER GOD” came to be added to the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

    02/06/2014 4:31:42 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 22 replies
    The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States originated on Columbus Day, 1893. It contained no reference to Almighty God, until in New York City on April 22, 1951, the Board of Directors of the Knights of Columbus adopted a resolution to amend the Pledge of Allegiance as recited at the opening of each of the meetings of the 800 Fourth Degree Assemblies of the Knights of Columbus by the addition of the words “under God” after the words “one nation”. The adoption of this resolve by the Supreme Board of Directors had the effect of an...
  • Why President Obama Didn't Say 'Under God' While Reading the Gettysburg Address

    11/19/2013 4:23:03 PM PST · by Kimberly GG · 67 replies
    The Wire Dot Com/Yahoo ^ | November 19, 2013 | Abby Ohlheiser
    ......."Today, to mark the anniversary, Twitter is arguing about why President Obama didn't say the words "under God" in his videotaped recitation of the speech. God bless America."......
  • Politics: Obama omits 'under God' from reading of Gettysburg Address

    11/19/2013 11:17:08 AM PST · by don-o · 19 replies
    Best of Cain ^ | November 19 2013 | Dan Calabrese
    For the moment let's dispense with the discussion about whether some of these people deserved to be included, and keep the focus on those two words. As you see, in the mashup version, the words "under God" are included, delivered by Jimmy Carter. According to this story from Washington's WMAL Radio, all the participants when reading their full versions included "under God," with the exception of Obama. So what's that? The explanation from Obama's people is that he was working from an earlier draft of the text, known as the "Nicolay copy," which did not include "under God." Lincoln added...
  • Obama Leaves 'Under God' Out of His Gettysburg Address Reading for PBS Star

    11/19/2013 10:16:57 AM PST · by chessplayer · 36 replies
    Chris Plante at WMAL Radio in Washington reported on his show Tuesday that President Obama joined a cast of 61 "noted lawmakers, politicians, news anchors and celebrities, including every living President, in reciting the Gettysburg Address" for PBS star Ken Burns, who made "The Civil War" documentary series. Everyone else delivered the address as Lincoln had written it, including the phrase, "that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom." But in his version of the address, President Obama omitted the words "under God."
  • OBAMA REMOVES 'GOD' FROM GETTYSBURG ADDRESS

    11/19/2013 7:49:18 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 138 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/19/13 | by LARRY O'CONNOR
    Washington DC talk show host Chris Plante reported today that Barack Obama omitted the words "under God" from the Gettysburg Address when reciting the great speech for a Ken Burns documentary. Burns had filmed all living presidents as well as various Hollywood personalities and luminaries to pay homage to the speech which was delivered by Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago, today. Plante broke the story on Washington DC talk radio station WMAL on his mid-morning program, "The Chris Plante Show."
  • Colorado High school students read Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic

    01/31/2013 7:22:54 AM PST · by Perseverando · 21 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | January 30, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Madness. Your taxpayer dollars at work to advance Islamic culture: a culture, by its very nature, designed to destroy all others. They are at war with us. Would school students in 1944 have recited the Pledge in German? Mark Steyn discussed this very thing when we were fighting an Arabic public school in Brooklyn here in New York City, in my interview with him. "It shows how we mischaracterized, we willfully misunderstand Islam. Yes, on the face of it, yes, Arabic is a language. In a sense there would be no difference between opening a foreign language school -- a...
  • Outrage as high school recites Pledge in Arabic saying ´One Nation Under Allah´

    01/30/2013 3:36:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 74 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/30/13 | James Nye
    Fury is brewing at Rocky Mountain High School, in Colorado, after a multicultural student group were encouraged to recite the Pledge of Allegiance over the loudspeaker in Arabic - replacing ´one nation under God´ with ´one nation under Allah´. Following Monday´s pledge, Principal Tom Lopez has been inundated with complaints from outraged parents concerned that saying the Pledge in any language other than English is unpatriotic. Standing by his controversial decision, Principal Lopez has said that despite the irate telephone calls and emails, he is not in any way or form trying to push an
  • "Under God" Removed By Obama During Inaguration Pledge

    01/22/2013 1:15:33 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 62 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/22/13 | Aurelius
    Whoops. I'm sure the President just made a mistake and the words "under God" just happened to be missing in the pledge of allegiance. During the pledge of allegiance during the inauguration yesterday, the words "under God" were removed by the President. Introducing the President, Myrlie Evers-Williams read a flowery version of the pledge: “We now stand beneath the shadow of the nation’s capital, who’s golden dome reflects the unity and democracy of one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all...” Of course this isn't the first time that the Democratic party has removed God from their speeches. During...
  • Obama’s Truth

    09/18/2012 2:53:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 18, 2012 | Charles R. Kesler
    More than any Democratic president since Franklin Roosevelt, Barack Obama in his writings and speeches has worked out an impressive interpretation of American history that culminates in modern liberalism. It also culminates, not incidentally, in him. As a writer, Obama’s strength is telling tales, and his story of America mixes together social, intellectual, and political history. It begins and keeps contending with the Founding– with the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. He tries to tell a new story about the country that acknowledges, and then contextualizes, traditional views in ways that are meant to be reassuring but that point...
  • 'One State Under God' License Plates Go on Sale in Texas

    03/17/2012 10:22:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/17/2012 | Eryn Sun
    Starting next week, drivers in the state of Texas will be able to order a specialty license plate featuring a picture of Calvary Hill and the words "one state under God" to the delight of many residents. The official license plate, approved by the governing board at the state's Department of Vehicles last December, was the subject of much controversy in 2011 due to its religious design, which some felt was disrespectful and discriminatory. But regardless of the dissenting opinions, the Texas board decided by a 4-3 vote to allow the religious plate designed by Glory Gang, a nonprofit youth...
  • Atheist Couple Sues to Remove 'Under God' From Pledge of Allegiance

    02/14/2012 8:13:53 PM PST · by cakid1 · 44 replies
    cbs47 ^ | 2-14-12 | cakid1
    In Massachusetts Superior Court a lawsuit has been filed by an atheist couple. They claim their children "are being discriminated against because the Pledge of Allegiance." The Pledge is said in school.. in the classroom. The couple is upset about the phrase "under God." According to The Christian Post.. "The daily recitation in public schools of a pledge declaring that the nation is 'under God' is discriminatory toward atheists and humanists," David Niose, president of the American Humanist Association and lead attorney for the plaintiffs in the case, stated.
  • Under God

    02/07/2012 11:48:04 AM PST · by Sopater · 12 replies
    Wall Builders ^ | February 7, 2012
    Under GodFebruary 7 is a notable historical day for the acknowledgment of God in modern America: it is the day that a sermon was preached before President Dwight D. Eisenhower, suggesting that the words "under God" be added to the pledge. The sermon was preached by the Rev. George M. Docherty, pastor of New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, D. C. (you can download and see the full sermon, with his notes and additions). This sermon was preached for Lincoln Day, and it had a great impact on those listening, including President Eisenhower, who was seated in the same...
  • One Nation Under...What?

    06/22/2011 8:38:39 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 7 replies
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 06-22-11 | stolinsky
      One Nation Under…What? David C. Stolinsky June 23, 2011 While broadcasting the U.S. Open Golf Tournament, NBC ran a segment showing schoolchildren reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. But the words “under God” were omitted. NBC claimed the omission was accidental, and apologized to anyone who was offended. Note that NBC apologized for giving offense, but did not apologize for editing out part of what actually happened. That a “news” organization does not believe altering facts deserves an apology is revealing indeed. What else does it alter, but we don’t know? Interestingly, “indivisible” was also omitted. Does someone at...
  • NBC’s ‘Under God’ Omission Prompts Calls for Boycott, Firing

    06/20/2011 11:14:58 AM PDT · by CNSNews · 24 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 6/20/11 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) – NBC apologized for omitting the words “under God” and “indivisible” from the Pledge of Allegiance during Sunday’s U.S. Open, but the incident has touched off calls for NBC to hold those responsible for the omission accountable. During the opening broadcast of the U.S. Open, NBC showed a montage that included children reciting the pledge, but the words “under God” and “indivisible” were omitted twice. The network received immediate backlash about the incident through social media, including tweets calling for a boycott of NBC. “We began our coverage of this final round just about three hours ago, and when...
  • NBC Omits “Under God”, “One Nation’ & “Indivisible” From Pledge Before US Open

    06/19/2011 6:35:49 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 21 replies
    Iconic Surrealism ^ | June 20th | Jay Busbee
    Listen to the pledge of allegiance that runs alongside the patriotic images, and later to the one that overlays video of previous U.S. Open winners: (VIDEO)
  • NBC dumps 'under God' from Pledge at U.S. Open

    06/19/2011 1:26:38 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 30 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 19, 2010 | Joe Kovacs
    <p>NBC's opening of the U.S. Open Golf Championship today included two readings of the Pledge of Allegiance, but omitted the phrase "under God" both times.</p> <p>The program commenced with children standing in a classroom setting, as they recited the "abbreviated" version of the Pledge, saying: "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, with liberty and justice for all."</p>
  • Harry Reid Omits "Under God" While Citing Pledge Of Allegiance (Watch Video)

    04/12/2011 4:21:45 PM PDT · by khnyny · 70 replies · 1+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 12, 2011
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) talks about how he enjoys hearing the pledge of allegiance at the beginning of the Senate session, however does not say "under God." Instead, he says "one nation, indivisible."
  • Atheist Throws in Towel: 6-year Campaign vs. Pledge of Allegiance “Over”

    03/22/2011 7:47:44 PM PDT · by Mary Kochan · 13 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | 3/22/11 | The Becket Fund
    Atheist activist Dr. Michael Newdow announced on his website that after 6 years of litigation in federal courts, his constitutional challenge to the Pledge of Allegiance in California public schools is “over.” Newdow indicated for “reasons that are best not divulged” that he would not appeal the case to the Supreme Court. That leaves intact a decision of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco last year holding that the words “under God” in the Pledge do not establish a religion.
  • Red Skelton on The Pledge of Allegiance

    09/06/2010 6:45:05 AM PDT · by Mikmur · 21 replies · 2+ views
    After I watched this . . . all I could do was sit here with my mouth open. Just think, he said this forty (40) years ago (1969), and no one had a clue where we would be at today. It is so sad it should make your eyes tear up, or at least hang your head in ...dis-belief, shame, and embarrassment. What a wonderful and worthwhile clip to watch and share. Please share with all of your contacts.
  • LIVE THREAD: Restoring Honor Rally with Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin 8/28/10

    08/28/2010 5:49:06 AM PDT · by kristinn · 1,429 replies · 7+ views
    Saturday, August 28, 2010 | Kristinn
    The crowd sings God Bless America, 6:30 a.m. August 28, 2010. Photo by Freeper Pete. The rally is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT.Links for live reports and coverage:GlennBeck.com rally main pageC-SPAN showing the rally on cable and live stream.Live stream at Glenn Beck's Facebook page.UStream is also live streaming the rally.Class of '97 Freeper Pete is live Tweeting updates and photos. He has a thread going in BloggersFrog Mom's Live Thread from yesterday.Link to D.C. Traffic cameras. Folks camped out overnight at the Lincoln Memorial for the rally.Live traffic cam - National Mall (on map,...
  • N.C. billboards debate Pledge of Allegiance

    07/10/2010 5:18:14 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 5 replies
    WRAL ^ | July 8th
    Asheville, N.C. — God and country are the theme of battling billboards sprouting up across North Carolina. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported that billboards with the message "one nation, under God" are going up across the state. They're a response to billboards placed in six North Carolina cities by the North Carolina Secular Association. Those signs with the message "one nation indivisible" drop the words "under God," which were added to the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954. The group says it wanted to show that nonbelievers are patriotic. A coalition called We Still Pray has bought space on six electronic billboards...
  • ‘Under God’ Spray-Painted On Secularist Billboard

    06/28/2010 9:18:54 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 64 replies
    http://www.wsoctv.com ^ | 6.28.10 | staff
    HARLOTTE, N.C. -- A secularist billboard on the Billy Graham Parkway was vandalized over the weekend. The billboard, which was paid for by the The North Carolina Secular Association, shows an American flag and the words "One Nation, Indivisible." Over the weekend, someone spray-painted the words “under God” on the billboard. Police were notified and are reviewing surveillance video from a nearby gas station, according to the NC Secular Association. Will Warren, a spokesman for the Charlotte Atheists and Agnostics, the local ad sponsor, said they have asked the billboard company to repair or replace the billboard this week. "We...
  • "Under God" and "In God We Trust" Upheld as constitutional

    03/12/2010 1:35:19 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 12 replies · 276+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 03/12/2010 | John G. Winder
    The Almighty Wins one in U.S. Federal court…in San Francisco. Professional atheist Michael Newdow, founder of The First Atheist Church of True Science, lost his claim that the words “under God” in the pledge of allegiance are unconstitutional and infringe upon his religious beliefs. The San Francisco 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Newdow’s claims and ruled that “under God” was indeed constitutional.
  • Court defends the Pledge against Atheists

    03/12/2010 7:19:35 AM PST · by aquapub · 21 replies · 517+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 3-12-10 | Robert Moon
    The 9th Circuit court in California has rejected the left's latest attempt to silence and eradicate Christianity from American culture.
  • Fed. appeals court upholds 'under God' in pledge

    03/11/2010 5:38:43 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 12 replies · 242+ views
    hosted ^ | Mar 11 | TERENCE CHEA
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A federal appeals court upheld the use of the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance and "In God We Trust" on U.S. currency, rejecting arguments Thursday that the phrases violate the separation of church and state. The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel rejected two legal challenges by Sacramento atheist Michael Newdow, who said the references to God are unconstitutional and infringe on his religious beliefs....
  • Court: 'Under God' in Pledge is constitutional (9th Circuit panel)

    03/11/2010 12:29:44 PM PST · by SmithL · 77 replies · 2,884+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/11/11 | Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance are an appeal to patriotism, not religion, and do not violate the separation of church and state, a federal appeals court ruled today - the same court that declared the pledge unconstitutional in 2002. In a separate ruling, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel in San Francisco upheld the placement of the national motto, "In God We Trust," on coins and currency. The language is patriotic and ceremonial, not religious, the court said. Both suits were filed by Michael Newdow, a Sacramento atheist who has filed...
  • The Truth Serum

    01/20/2010 9:17:14 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 171+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 01/20/2010 | Thomas N. Tabback
    The men who stepped forward to answer the call for One Nation Under GOD, in order, were Richard Behney for U.S. Senate (opposing incumbent Evan Bayh), Andy Lyons for Indiana's 5th District congressional seat, Ron Fusselman for the 50th District state representative seat, Marlin Stutzman for U.S. Senate, Don Bates Jr. for U.S. Senate, and Tom Wall for the 17th District state senate seat. Those who did not step forward.....
  • One Nation Under God - Jon McNaughton

    12/20/2009 9:10:23 AM PST · by notaliberal · 1 replies · 322+ views
    Youtube.com ^ | unknown | Unknown
    Must See- this video says it all!
  • Keeping God in our pledge maintains America's soul

    12/06/2009 9:02:02 PM PST · by Kfobbs · 8 replies · 585+ views
    Renew America ^ | December 7, 2009 | Kevin Fobbs
    Fifty-five years ago young children all across America walked into their respective schoolrooms and with pride bursting in their young chests they recited the Pledge of Allegiance. There was a new and deeper meaning reflected in the addition to this pledge — the words "under God" were inserted to read, in full, "one nation under God." Since that momentous year elementary school students all across America have recited this pledge — some hoping that their teacher will select them to stand in front of the classroom to proudly lead the recitation. Yet deep within the hardened hearts of some in...
  • Judge in New Hampshire upholds ‘under God’ phrase in Pledge of Allegiance

    10/05/2009 9:47:24 AM PDT · by NYer · 55 replies · 2,342+ views
    cna ^ | October 5, 2009
    Michael Newdow Concord, N.H., Oct 4, 2009 / 06:09 pm (CNA).- A federal judge in New Hampshire has thrown out an atheist activist’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in Hanover, New Hampshire public schools. He reasoned that the Pledge is voluntary and is not a prayer.Activist Michael Newdow’s suit was dismissed by Judge Steven McAuliffe in response to a motion of Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. The motion was filed on behalf of three Hanover families and the Knights of Columbus, the Becket Fund reports.The Knights of Columbus, a Catholic fraternal organization,...
  • Judge tosses challenge to 'under God' -another round in war over Pledge of Allegiance

    10/03/2009 6:36:17 AM PDT · by opentalk · 5 replies · 633+ views
    wnd ^ | October 2, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    A federal court in New Hampshire has tossed a lawsuit against school districts in that state alleging that they improperly coerced children to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, a decision that the American Center for Law and Justice, which represented members of Congress in an amicus brief, praised. "We’re extremely pleased with the sound and well reasoned decision issued by the court – a decision that rejects another attempt to rewrite history by targeting the Pledge and the phrase 'under God,'" said Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the ACLJ, yesterday. Michael Newdow
  • We need more comedians like Red Skelton

    09/21/2009 7:33:10 AM PDT · by ElainaVer · 22 replies · 1,045+ views
    “It’s nice to know that once upon a time, one could declare on prime time TV that our nation is God’s, and was applauded for it.” – Kathy DeVos Video: http://www.tangle.com/view_video?viewkey=b9606bd9fabdf44e2501&utm_source=newsletter0921&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weeklytopvideos
  • Controversial sign must come down (One Nation Under Obama)

    02/23/2009 7:37:35 AM PST · by BulletBobCo · 63 replies · 2,683+ views
    My Fox Tampa Bay ^ | Gloria Gomez
    PINELLAS PARK - Randy Heine says he has surveillance video that shows a man and woman climbing over a fense. The couple heads right for a sign that reads "One Nation Under Obama." They paint over Obama and replace it with God. Heine owns the sign and isn't too happy about what he caught on tape. "To me it's all about racism," said Heine. Heine, who owns Rockin' Cards and Gifts in Pinellas Park, put up his Obama sign a day before the inauguration. He says it was his way of showing his support for the new president. "I thought...
  • Evicting God from the Public Square

    01/11/2009 6:23:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies · 695+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2009 | Ken Connor
    Militant atheists are intent on evicting God from the public square in America. The latest development is a suit filed by Michael Newdow against Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, Pastor Rick Warren, and several others who will be participating in the upcoming Presidential inaugural ceremonies. Newdow contends that the inauguration plans violate the Establishment and Free Exercise clauses of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Newdow complains that when Chief Justice Roberts administers the Oath of Office to President-Elect Obama and closes with the traditional "so help me God," he will be giving impermissible government sanction to the...
  • Pastor who helped get "under God" in Pledge dies (R.I.P.) - And What the Knights of Columbus Did...

    11/30/2008 5:13:49 AM PST · by GonzoII · 20 replies · 1,016+ views
    AP via Excit News ^ | Nov 29 2008
    <p>ALEXANDRIA, Pa. (AP) - The Rev. George M. Docherty, credited with helping to push Congress to insert the phrase "under God" into the Pledge of Allegiance, has died at 97.</p> <p>Docherty died on Thanksgiving at his home in central Pennsylvania, according to his wife, Sue Docherty.</p>
  • Pastor Who Helped Get 'Under God' in Pledge Dies at 97

    11/29/2008 8:00:56 PM PST · by RDTF · 23 replies · 1,066+ views
    Fox news ^ | Nov 29, 2008
    ALEXANDRIA, Pa. — A church official says the clergyman credited with helping to push Congress to insert the phrase "under God" into the Pledge of Allegiance has died in Alexandria, Pa. The Rev. George M. Docherty was 97. -snip-
  • I Like This Gal More And More (Mark Steyn: She's The Gal We Love Alert)

    09/25/2008 6:58:43 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 28 replies · 2,121+ views
    National Review ^ | 9/25/2008 | Mark Steyn
    An Alaska mayor writes to a California newspaper: “Dear Editor,” Palin wrote in 2002. “San Francisco judges forbidding our Pledge of Allegiance? They will take the phrase ‘under God’ away from me when my cold, dead lips can no longer utter those words.”
  • Under God...Under Attack

    02/21/2008 4:17:34 PM PST · by IrishMike · 15 replies · 267+ views
    ADF ^ | Alan Sears
    The anti-religionists, represented by well-known atheist Michael Newdow and others, have filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire to challenge the inclusion of the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance. You remember Mr. Newdow. He's the same one who sued Congress and the Elk Grove Unified School District in California, demanding the removal of "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance to our nation's flag. In 2005, he sued President Bush to prohibit a minister from delivering an invocation at the President's inaugural ceremony. FFRF is also no stranger to the spotlight....
  • Pledge-protesting campus ripped as 'intolerant'

    09/29/2007 4:04:09 AM PDT · by Man50D · 21 replies · 160+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | September 29, 2007
    Both the students at Boulder, Colo., High School who are protesting the traditional "Pledge of Allegiance" because of its inclusion of "God," as well as school officials who are praising them for democratically expressing their views, need to be educated, charges a national advocacy group. "The organized student boycott of the Pledge of Allegiance at Boulder High School yesterday was a ridiculous display of immaturity, ignorance and intolerance that should punished by the school," said the Right Rev. Council Nedd, the national chairman of In God We Trust USA. "In no way is hearing the words 'under God' offensive as...
  • Colorado Students Walk Out During Pledge, Recite Own Version

    09/27/2007 4:07:08 PM PDT · by batter · 102 replies · 234+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 27 September 2007 | AP
    <p>BOULDER, Colo. — About 50 Boulder High School students walked out of class Thursday to protest the daily reading of the Pledge of Allegiance and recited their own version, omitting "one nation, under God."</p> <p>The students say the phrase violates the constitutional separation of church and state.</p>
  • Boulder students seek to protest Pledge of Allegience

    09/26/2007 2:03:12 PM PDT · by 30 Govt. · 67 replies · 193+ views
    RockyMountainNews.com ^ | 9/26/07 | Vanessa Miller
    Boulder High School students are planning a protest against the Pledge of Allegiance in the courtyard of their school tomorrow morning. Students with the activist club "Student Worker" organized the protest for 8:30 a.m., when the pledge is recited over the intercom. They're concerned that it takes away from school time and that the phrase "one nation, under God" violates the separation of church and state, club President Emma Martens wrote in an e-mail. "Boulder High has a highly diverse population, not all of whom believe in God, or One God," she wrote. She said the group would rather the...
  • Federal court upholds ‘One state under God’ in Texas

    09/08/2007 4:58:11 AM PDT · by Man50D · 10 replies · 352+ views
    Herald Democrat ^ | September 8, 2007
    DALLAS — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today prevailed in federal court, where a North Texas couple tried to prevent schoolchildren from reciting the Texas Pledge of Allegiance. A federal district judge ruled against David Wallace Croft and his wife, Shannon, who sought a preliminary injunction because the Texas Legislature recently added the words “one state under God” to the state Pledge. Solicitor General Ted Cruz argued on the state’s behalf. “With today’s ruling, a federal judge denied the plaintiffs’ attempt to prevent Texas schoolchildren from pledging their allegiance to ‘one state under God’ - just as they pledge to...
  • Knights of Columbus Reaffirms Opposition to Abortion, Embryonic Stem Cell Research

    08/09/2007 7:13:55 PM PDT · by Coleus · 7 replies · 425+ views
    Resolution calls for laws to protect rights of conscience for medical personnel.Delegates to the 125th annual convention of the Knights of Columbus Thursday, Aug. 9, unanimously adopted a resolution on Building a Culture of Life reaffirming its “deep commitment to oppose any governmental action or policy that promotes abortion, embryonic stem cell research, human cloning, euthanasia, assisted suicide and other offenses against life.”The resolution, adopted during the final session of the convention at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, also called for “the adoption of laws that recognize and protect in law the right of conscience for doctors, nurses,...
  • Students must remember 'God' in Texas pledge (God wins in Texas)

    08/02/2007 8:14:32 AM PDT · by SConservative · 102 replies · 1,611+ views
    Texas students will have four more words to remember when they head back to class this month and begin reciting the state's pledge of allegiance. This year's Legislature added the phrase "one state under God" to the pledge, which is part of a required morning ritual in Texas public schools along with the pledge to the U.S. flag and a moment of silence. State Rep. Debbie Riddle, who sponsored the bill, said it had always bothered her that God was omitted in the state's pledge. "Personally, I felt like the Texas pledge had a big old hole in it, and...
  • House votes to put 'under God' in Texas pledge

    05/04/2007 11:02:08 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 42 replies · 762+ views
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | May 4, 2007 | JIM VERTUNO
    AUSTIN — The Texas House voted early today to inject a little religion into the Texas pledge. House lawmakers voted 124-5 to put the words "under God" in the Texas pledge of allegiance recited by thousands of school children every day. The change mirrors the national pledge, which has included "under God" since 1954. Under the bill, the Texas pledge would be: "Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God and indivisible." The bill still needs a final vote later Friday before it is sent to the Senate. Rep. Lon Burnam, D-Fort Worth, argued...