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Monday, December 03, 2007

Pledge AND Motto Challenged Again

By the same plaintiff...

Newdow's challenges to the Pledge and Motto will be heard by 9th Circuit Tuesday.
The ACLJ will be fighting it:

In the complaint, the Plaintiffs allege that they "generally deny that God exists, and maintain that their constitutional and statutory rights are abridged when the school district Defendants participate in making the purely religious, Monotheistic claim that the United States is 'one nation under God.'" The Plaintiffs do acknowledge and stipulate that none of them are actually compelled to say the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance. They feel that they are being coerced, though, to participate simply because the Pledge is being given with the phrase "under God" as mandated by Congress. The lawsuit also alleges that the Student-Plaintiffs have been "forced to confront the government's claim that this is one nation under God as their public school teachers have repeatedly led them and their classmates in reciting the now religious Pledge of Allegiance in their classroom and at school assemblies."

We are going to be filing an amicus brief on behalf of the ACLJ and our members around the country in response to this most recent attack on the Pledge of Allegiance. You can join our Committee to Protect "Under God" in the Pledge by clicking here. I have assembled a senior research team to put our brief together on behalf of your members and concerned citizens throughout the United States. We will keep you posted.

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