Pledge of Allegiance Resources: Information, History, Arguments on Under God


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The Pledge of Allegiance has been recited by tens of millions of school children over the years and is familiar to most Americans — but was the 1950s addition of the phrase “under God” an unconstitutional violation of the separation of church and state? Atheists and some theists argue that it is and, moreover, that it’s fundamentally immoral because it tells people that there is an inherent, officially supported connection between American patriotism and belief in a particular sort of god. This religious nationalism is connected to violence, hostility, and distrust towards both atheists and minority dissenters.

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Pledge of Allegiance Resources: Information, History, Arguments on Under God

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