Mass. Supreme Court to hear challenge to Pledge of Allegiance

The Massachusetts Supreme Court will soon consider whether the daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in schools, is in violation of the state’s equal rights laws. This particular argument is different from past arguments that have challenged the inclusion of “under God” in the Pledge.

Massachusetts’ highest court on Wednesday (Sept. 4) will consider whether the daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance is a violation of students’ rights.

 

Since the addition of the phrase “under God” in 1954, the pledge has been challenged repeatedly as a violation of the separation of church and state. In 2004, one case reached the Supreme Court, but ultimately failed, as have all previous challenges.

Read the full article from Religion News Service here.

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