Last updated on: 3/19/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Knights of Columbus Biography

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

“If freedom of religion in America means anything at all, it means that it’s just as constitutional to recite the Pledge of Allegiance — complete with the words ‘under God’ — as it is to read aloud the Declaration of Independence. They both express the same truth: that our fundamental rights come from God, our creator, and not from government. To suggest that the language of the First Amendment prohibits the simple statement of that truth is to stand the constitution on its head.”

Knights of Columbus website (accessed Sep. 15, 2006)

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

“The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men’s fraternal benefit society that was formed to render financial aid to members and their families.”

Mission:

“The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men’s fraternal benefit society that was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.”

Other:
Non-profit organization
Quoted in:
  1. Should the Words "under God" Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?