Judge Rules 'Under God' May Stay in Texas Pledge of Allegiance

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  1. Shorts

    Shorts TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    Mar 28, 2008
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    Judge Rules 'Under God' May Stay in Texas Pledge of Allegiance

    Saturday , March 28, 2009

    DALLAS —
    A federal judge has dismissed the claims of a parent who wanted to remove the words "under God" from the Texas pledge of allegiance recited each morning by public schoolchildren. U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade ruled Thursday the state pledge may continue to reference God because the national pledge and four other states reference God or divine grace in their pledge, The Dallas Morning News reported Friday.
    "A voluntary recitation of the Texas Pledge of Allegiance simply does not coerce students in the same way a school-sponsored prayer might," Kinkeade wrote in his opinion.
    David Croft had argued that inserting the words were unconstitutional and amounted to a violation of separation of church and state. He and his wife, Shannon, sued on behalf of their three children who are enrolled at the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District.
    Previously, the Crofts unsuccessfully sued after an elementary teacher told one of their children to keep quiet because a minute for silence after the pledge was a "time for prayer."
    A provision that took effect September 2003 changed the way schools start their days in Texas. Children are now allowed to "reflect, pray, meditate or engage in any other silent activities" for one minute after the state and national pledges of allegiance have been recited. A federal appeals court ruled last week that the law is constitutional.

    "Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible."

  2. kingofwylietx

    kingofwylietx Well-Known

    Feb 29, 2008
    DFW area.....Wylie.
    A win for our side.
  3. DCortez

    DCortez TGT Addict

    Jan 28, 2009
    Houston, Cy-Fair
    Wonder if these are the same people that pray before a test, lol!
  4. gladi8r

    gladi8r Active Member

    Jun 5, 2008
    Troy Tx
    I wonder if these people are from the same country we are.
  5. claymore504

    claymore504 Well-Known

    Dec 2, 2008
    Katy, TX
    I hope we keep winning! How long before a judge sides with those idiots!?
  6. 308nato

    308nato TGT Addict

    Thank GOD for a few good judges.
  7. thehemi

    thehemi Member

    Dec 8, 2008

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