Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Words "under God" Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
"America is a nation built upon Judaeo-Christian beliefs. These values emphasize the dignity and worth of every person, created in the image and likeness of God, and form the basis for our Constitution and legal code. Those who founded this nation through their writings and public service were certainly Theists who believed in the authority and significance of the Scriptures. They may have debated the textual interpretation but not the inspiration of the Scripture. It was acceptable for them to use the Bible to footnote their beliefs. Unfortunately this is no longer an option in the modern debate over issues. We rely more on feelings or the desire to justify our own wants and desires..."
'Is the US a Christian Nation,' debate on OpposingViews.com debate (accessed Apr. 28, 2009)
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:
Pastor, Haskell United Methodist Church, 1994-Present
Pastor, Porter United Methodist Church, 1994-Present
Professor of History, Oral Roberts University, 1991-Present
Lecturer, 7th Annual International Congress Mediterranean Studies Association, Universitat de Barcelona (Spain), 2004
PhD, History, Oklahoma State University, 1996
MDiv, Divinity, Oral Roberts University, 1989
MA, International Relations, Florida State University, 1970