Originally Posted by BWG
Now what the federal court judge had to say
Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in PUBLIC SCHOOLS is unconstitutional, a federal court judge ruled today, saying that the pledge’s reference to “under God” violated school children’s right to be “free from a coercive requirement to affirm God.”
No one is denying your freedom of religion. You just can't force it on someone else in a GOVERNMENT FUNDED institution.
EXACTLY! Well written! Why people have to write things like the "anti-religion crowd" is beyond me!
I am against the pledge containing the words "Under God" but I am PRO-RELIGION and I bet that is true for most Americans who object to the UNDER GOD portion that used to be in the Pledge.
What IS wrong is that people can't simply live with their religious freedoms without imposing them on others. That really sucks. Why should a Jewish kid or Muslim kid or a Buddhist kid have to sing Christian songs in Public School?
Can you imagine how these same people would react if Muslim & Jewish songs were sung in schools? They'd protest to the nth degree.
It is so simple really. Leave ALL religion out of public schools and public institutions and everyone is treated equally. Include religious songs, words, symbols etc. and you are then treating people UNEQUALLY.
I find it outrageously selfish for people to force religion onto anyone.