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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

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?