According to a September 4 article on CNN; the Massachusetts Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether or not the words “under God” should be removed from The Pledge of Allegiance. Challengers are claiming that leaving the words in are discriminatory.
God acknowledging events in schools and public places have been the under attack in recent years. According to Wikipedia, the Supreme Court ruled in 1962 (Engel V Vitale) that composing and encouraging the recital of a school prayer is unconstitutional. In 1971, (Lemon V Kurtzman) the Court ruled that any practice sponsored in state run schools must be secular, neither advance or inhibit religion, and must not entangle church and state.
The Holy Bible, according to some, encourages public prayers and acknowledgments of God. The Bible says that if you deny Him (Jesus) on earth; He will deny you in heaven.
Those who view the pledge controversy as overblown point to the Bible scripture where Jesus encouraged followers to pray in secret, and be rewarded openly.
The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Wednesday.
Should the words “under God” be banned from the Pledge of Allegiance?
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