do you believe they should have took the pledge of alligence out the school?

United States
August 22, 2006 12:44pm CST
There trying to take the pledge of alligence out of school because it has the word GOD in it, but what about freedom of speach if someone prays during lunch for their food can they be kicked out of school for their religion????
10 responses
@TheWuzz (98)
• United States
23 Aug 06
You know this is all a bunch of crock because 1 or 2 people might be offended everything has to go. The pledge, anything that is remotely religious is being taken away from us especially during the holidays. Can't even say Christmas anymore because maybe .000001% of the people might be offended. I am offended by what is happening so where is my due process. All of this stuff has nothing to do with the constitution but how the ACLU interperts it so we conform to their beliefs.
• United States
23 Aug 06
I don't see a problem with saying the Plege of Allegiance during school. I graduated high school two years ago, and the Pledge of Allegiance was never required of anyone. There were never many kids that stayed seated...I suppose peer pressure, or being the odd one out could have potential problems.
• United States
23 Aug 06
Y'all do know that "under God" was only added to the pledge in 1954, right?
@ebberts (786)
• United States
23 Aug 06
I think the pledge of alligence should stay in school. I someone doesn't want to say it that is fine as well. As for the people who are so aposed to the word God. I haven't heard of any of them giving away their money just because it says IN GOD WE TRUST. I guess that isn't as offensive. Probally just a matter of time before it happens. Sad is all I can say.
@jermwil (104)
• United States
23 Aug 06
The sad state of our government! :-) Jerm
@Kariii (53)
• United States
23 Aug 06
Most schools will let your start a bible club ,but you can't have a faculty adviser and you can have morning prays around the flag pole but you can't say the pledge during class
@Andy77 (432)
• United States
23 Aug 06
I was a school principal for 7 years. Here is what the Supreme Court says about prayer in schools. Teachers and other school personnel are not allowed to lead prayers or encourage children to pray because they have undue influence over children. Parents have the right to guide their children's religious education. So, children can pray on their own whenever they want to in school, including the lunchroom as you mentioned. One child can even lead others in prayer. But, teachers cannot tell them to pray or not to pray. They can't impose the teacher's religious beliefs on the children. And that applies even if all children in a classroom are of the same religion.
• United States
22 Aug 06
i dont say it. my school says it every morning and i just dont say it. its a freedom of speech right. and i think that if your religion says something otherwise. you shouldnt have to. so because of all the different religions and the families without religions.. they shouldnt have to say it so why not just take it out?
@allie4712 (132)
• United States
22 Aug 06
Supposidly you can not bring religion in to school but according to some school rules if it is a special day of your religion or if some in your religion says some thing about something you can actually get out of doing some things and can get out of doing some test. So I don't see why they would want to take it out of school if religion can affect test and other things.
• United States
22 Aug 06
A lot of people don't see family untl holidays. so it is a time for gathering up storys,photos,new additions to the family.