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Federal Appeals Court Declares Pledge of Allegiance Unconstitutional

HeadlineJun 27, 2002

A federal appeals court on Wednesday declared the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional, because the phrase “One nation under God” violates the separation of church and state. The ruling states, “One nation under God is just as objectionable as a statement that we are a nation under Jesus, a nation under Vishnu, a nation under Zeus, or a nation under no god, because none of the statements are neutral with respect to religion.”

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