Con to the question "Should the Words "under God" Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
"When the phrase 'under God' is included in the Pledge of Allegiance, it is not only a violation of the Constitution but its mere presence demeans religion. 'God' is not a name to be used by a government to advance its political causes."
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:
Former President, The Interfaith Alliance
Pastor for Preaching and Worship, Northminster (Baptist) Church, 1992-present
Host, State of Belief on Air America
Member, Council of 100 Leaders
Former President, Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Former Chair, Pastoral Leadership Commission of the Baptist World Alliance