Under God Under Fire In The Pledge Of Allegiance

02.20.12 | Sarah Harnisch

An athiest family is suing in Massachusetts to have the words "Under God" removed from the Pledge of Allegiance. Beckett Fund attorney Diana Verm is the lead lawyer on the case. She spoke with our newsroom and says there is a movement to remove all traces of christianity from the public school system. She said "even though the pledge is not religious, people are trying to get rid of it because they want to see religion thrown from the public square. We want Christians to understand that their rights come from higher then the state. So it's important to Christians because if "Under God" is gone, the next thing to go is their right to talk about God in the schools. A state court judge will issue a ruling on whether or not to keep the words in the pledge in Massachusetts in the next couple of months.