In a nation built on freedom, debate has surrounded the phrase "under God" in The Pledge of Allegiance for decades. Does the phrase alienate all those who are not of Christian faith? Or is it simply the continuance of a long-standing tradition?
Allowing the phrase to stay in the Pledge of Allegiance is more of a superficial choice rather than an attack on religious freedom.
The Founding Fathers founded this country under God
The Founding Fathers, who were Christians, founded America on the basis of God while also ensuring freedom of religion.
It violates religious freedom to remove 'under God' from the Pledge of Allegiance
Removing the phrase would discriminate against Christians.
The phrase highlights one religion over others in a nation that is supposed to have religious freedom.
The phrase was not originally part of the Pledge of Allegiance
The addition of the phrase shows favoritism for Christians.
The phrase is a violation of religious freedom
Forcing citizens to proclaim allegiance while citing a God they may or may not believe in is presumptuous regarding religious beliefs.
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