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C. Welton Gaddy, PhD Biography

Title:
Former President of The Interfaith Alliance
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Words “under God” Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
Reasoning:

“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.”

Interfaith Alliance Press Release, Oct. 14, 2003

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Individuals with JD's, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to government and constitutional law. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to government and constitutional law.
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
  • Former President, Alliance of Baptists
Education:
  • BD, ThM, PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • BA, Union University
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should the Words "under God" Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?