Last updated on: 3/6/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Atheist Law Center Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should the Words “under God” Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
Reasoning:

“The Center believes that the words ‘under God’ in the Pledge are manifestly religious and that under this Court’s principled holdings, they cannot stand in the school context…this case presents a danger of deviation from the cherished principle that atheists–people who espouse no religion and claim no sect at all–are ‘constitutional people’ entitled to First Amendment protections.”

Elk Grove Unified School District v. Michael A. Newdow, Atheist Law Center Amicus Brief, 2003

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Other
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The Atheist Law Center is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is educational and legal advocacy on behalf of citizens who espouse no religious belief. The Center is dedicated to securing and defending the constitutional rights of atheists. Its primary focus is working to assure governmental neutrality toward religion.”

Elk Grove Unified School District v. Michael A. Newdow, Atheist Law Center Amicus Brief, 2003

Mission:

“The Atheist Law Center is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is educational and legal advocacy on behalf of citizens who espouse no religious belief.”

Elk Grove Unified School District v. Michael A. Newdow, Atheist Law Center Amicus Brief, 2003

Other:
Non-profit 501(c)(3)