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Freedom From Religion Foundation Continues Their Crusade

Posted in Religious Liberty on: April 1st, 2011
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The extreme Freedom From Religion Foundation continues their work to deem virtually any public expression of faith unconstitutional. This week, they asked the Supreme Court to declare unconstitutional the practice of requiring public school students to recite or listen to the Pledge of Allegiance because of the inclusion of the phrase “One nation, under God.”

This is the same organization that sued Governor Brewer two weeks ago for declaring the Arizona Day of Prayer. Governor Brewer has since said she would defend her declaration of prayer.

The name of this organization “Freedom From Religion Foundation” underlines their stark misinterpretation of the Constitution. Organizations like this, and others that seek to ban or limit the free practice of faith completely ignore the protections provided within the Constitution, and our nation’s rich heritage of religious expression.

Posted by Cathi Herrod

Cathi is President of Center for Arizona Policy. As a mom, lawyer and lifelong political junkie, Cathi's passion for the foundational values of life, marriage and family, and religious liberty stem from seeing how the culture impacts families, and how much public policy influences the culture.

2 Responses

  1. Rayilyn Brown says:

    which god are we talking about in the pledge? Jehovah, Allah, Zeus, Mithras,Isis,Jesus Christ, etc. It is not clear

  2. Sondra Lee says:

    Thanks to our Judeo-Christian heritage /roots, that phrase refers to the God of the Bible. That is perfectly clear. However, thanks to the “freedom of religion” promoted by our Founding Fathers, and protected by our Constitution, anyone may choose to worship and/or promote a “god” of their choosing. Americans are free to weigh and measure the claims of all religions and decide, without criticism or coercion or repurcussion, which “god” they will honor.

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