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Should 'Under God' Be in the Pledge of Allegiance? Twitter Says No

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Newly sworn in U.S. citizens recite the Pledge of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony at the Paramount Theatre on July 30, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 01:49 PM

The question of whether the phrase “under God” should be included in America’s Pledge of Allegiance came to the forefront this year when the American Humanist Association filed suit in New Jersey about a school district’s requirement that a child say those words.

“Public schools should not engage in an exercise that tells students that patriotism is tied to a belief in God,” said David Niose, attorney for the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center, in a press release. “Such a daily exercise portrays atheist and humanist children as second-class citizens, and certainly contributes to anti-atheist prejudices.”

It’s a controversial issue that tends to flare tempers and challenge long-held beliefs of patriotism and Christianity.

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On Twitter, the overriding belief seems to be that schools should continue to refer to God in the Pledge of Allegiance, although many take the time to point out that those words were only added to the pledge in 1954.



However, there is also a strong contingent of people who don’t believe school children should say “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance. Many take to Twitter to let their thoughts be known:











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Some people question whether the Pledge of Allegiance should be said at all.







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