Last updated on: 3/10/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Rob Sherman Advocacy Biography

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

“The First Amendment prohibition against government establishing religion precludes the government from deciding what religious belief is true. “One nation under God” is indisputably a statement of religious belief. By including “under God” in the Pledge, the government is unconstitutionally using patriotism as a secular cover for proselytizing that particular religious belief.”

Email to ProCon.org, May 18, 2007

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

“Rob Sherman Advocacy is a national social justice organization. The organization and its predecessor organizations have taken on a variety of social justice issues for the past twenty years.”

Elk Grove Unified School District v. Michael A. Newdow, Rob Sherman Advocacy Amicus Brief, Feb. 13, 2004

Mission:

“Fighting injustice, one victory at a time.”

Rob Sherman Advocacy website (accessed Apr. 27, 2007)

Other:
Social justice organization