Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School
Con to the question "Should the Words "under God" Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
"It worries me when we become like the Taliban. When we think we must be on the side of God. What about those of us who do not believe in a Supreme Being? Aren't we good Americans? Can we accept a pledge that makes us accept a belief that not all of us subscribe to?...
Asking an atheist or an agnostic to pledge under God is exactly the same as asking us to pledge under Jesus. I as strongly reject the concept of God as I reject the concept of Jesus."
Quoted in Ken Gewertz, "Heavyweights Battle over the Pledge of Allegiance," Harvard University Gazette, Sep. 26, 2002
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Involvement and Affiliations:
Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, 1993-present
Recipient, The Soviet Jewry Freedom Award, Russian Jewish Community Foundation, 2007