Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Words "under God" Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
"America is a nation built upon Judaeo-Christian beliefs. These values emphasize the dignity and worth of every person, created in the image and likeness of God, and form the basis for our Constitution and legal code. Those who founded this nation through their writings and public service were certainly Theists who believed in the authority and significance of the Scriptures. They may have debated the textual interpretation but not the inspiration of the Scripture. It was acceptable for them to use the Bible to footnote their beliefs. Unfortunately this is no longer an option in the modern debate over issues. We rely more on feelings or the desire to justify our own wants and desires..."
'Is the US a Christian Nation,' debate on OpposingViews.com debate (accessed Apr. 28, 2009)
Experts 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:
Pastor, Haskell United Methodist Church, 1994-Present
Pastor, Porter United Methodist Church, 1994-Present
Professor of History, Oral Roberts University, 1991-Present
Lecturer, 7th Annual International Congress Mediterranean Studies Association, Universitat de Barcelona (Spain), 2004
PhD, History, Oklahoma State University, 1996
MDiv, Divinity, Oral Roberts University, 1989
MA, International Relations, Florida State University, 1970