Thursday, February 16, 2012

MA Parents Sue to Remove "Under God" from Pledge; Say "Under God" Discriminates Against Atheists

The Washington Times website reports today (February 16, 2012) that an Acton, Massachusetts school district is being sued by parents over the wording of the Pledge of Allegiance, which they say discriminates against atheists.

The anonymous parents of three children in two Acton schools -- filing as John and Jane Doe -- are suing the district to have the words "under God" removed from the pledge, saying it is discriminatory against their children who are being raised as atheists.

David Niose -- the attorney for the parents -- said: "That suggests that people who don't believe in God are less patriotic than others, and that's just not the truth."

He added, "humanists and atheists are citizens, they pay their taxes, they get good grades."