Last updated on: 6/7/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Rob Sherman Biography

Title:
Founder of Rob Sherman Advocacy
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

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founder, Rob Sherman Advocacy
  • Host, Rob Sherman Radio Show, AM 1530 WJJG Chicago
  • Editor, Liberal News and Commentary, Periodical online publication
  • Founder, Rob Sherman Delivery
  • Founder, Rob Sherman Travel Agency
  • Chicago Tribune A-List of “Twelve Most Influential Movers and Shakers in Suburban Chicago”
  • “Most Hated Atheist of the Year,” American Atheists
  • “Cutest Atheist of the Year,” American Gay and Lesbian Atheists (GALA)
Education:
  • Attended Northwestern University
  • Attended National College of Education (now National-Louis University)
Other:
  • He died on Dec. 9, 2016
  • Frequent guest speaker, throughout the nation, on radio and television talk shows; known as the “Prince of Sound Bites”
  • Vice-president Bush, in a 1987 press conference, speaking directly to Rob Sherman, said, “I don’t know that atheists should be regarded as citizens, nor should they be regarded as patriotic. This is ‘one nation under God'”
Quoted in:
  1. Should the Words "under God" Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?