Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Con to the question "Should the Words "under God" Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
"I happen to like the Pledge of Allegiance. I like the original one, written back in 1892 by a minister who didn't feel it was necessary to use the word "God" because he was writing a patriotic statement for the country. Back in 1954, we got a little politically correct during the McCarthy era. Everybody had to prove not just that they loved America, but that they also loved God. We got patriotism and religion confused."