Founder and Chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Network
Pro to the question "Should the Words "under God" Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
"Every constitution of the fifty states which make up our union contains a reference to God. Oaths sworn in court use the phrase '…so help me God.' The Supreme Court convenes with a prayer, 'God save this honorable court.' We are, and have continued to be, a religious people since our founding.
Now, a tiny minority is using the federal court system to attempt to dismantle our entire public affirmation of faith in God. After the shocking events of September 11th, I was asked on television interviews, 'Where was God in all of this?' The court should realize that if something much more terrible than September 11th befalls our beloved nation, the answer to the question 'Where was God in all of this (?) may well be 'He was excluded by the 9th Circuit.'"
Experts JD's (lawyers), US Presidents, federal appellate opinions, US Founding Fathers, Members of Congress, members of state legislative bodies with significant involvement in, or related to, the "under God" conflict and/or government and constitutional law, and those with PhD's in government, constitutional law or other relevant fields. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Founder and President, American Center for Law and Justice, 1990-present
President and Chancellor, Regent University, 1977-present
Founder and Chairman, The Christian Broadcasting Network, 1960-present
State of Israel Friendship Award, Zionist Organization of America, 2002
Founder and Co-Chairman, International Family Entertainment Inc., 1990-1997
John Connor Humanitarian Service Award, Operation Smile International, 1994
America's 100 Cultural Elite, Newsweek, 1992
Christian Broadcaster of the Year, National Religious Broadcasters, 1989
Man of the Year, Students for America, 1988
Man of the Year, Women's National Republican Club, 1984
Humanitarian of the Year, Food for the Hungry, 1982
Founder and Boardmember, Operation Blessing International Relief and Development Corporation, 1978