Under God

View all topics

“Under God” Is Not All that Needs to Change About the Pledge

The dubious phrase does have something going for it — namely, controversy that could lead to conversation.

Atheists Want You to Sit Down for the Pledge of Allegiance

A humanist group says the phrase “under God” equates to an unconstitutional establishment of religion.

under god
Nothing says ‘divisible’ like ‘under God’

Regardless of personal religious beliefs, students should learn about the importance of religious liberty and why it is threatened when the government endorses any religious view.

The right to blaspheme: For no god and country

(Streeter Lecka — GETTY IMAGES) I could not have had a more patriotic beginning. I was born on Flag Day … Continued

‘Nuns on the bus’ leader: Power to the people – below the poverty line

AP Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of Network, speaks during a stop on the first day of a nine-state Nuns … Continued

Roger Williams goes Baptist on legendary evangelist Billy Graham

AFP/GETTY IMAGES Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney speaks with the Rev. Billy Graham during a visit to the Graham cabin … Continued

Putting the meaning in ‘weening

AP Sophia Davila searches for the right pumpkin to be carved into a jack-o-lantern this Halloween at John Ackerman’s pumpkin … Continued

Komen’s Nancy Brinker says she made mistakes in Planned Parenthood case

In her first public statement since her organization reversed a decision to stop donating to Planned Parenthood, Nancy Brinker, the … Continued

2011: A big year for social conservatives

Darren McCollester Linda Dupere holds a sign at a Tea Party tax day rally April 15, 2011 outside the Statehouse … Continued

Faith and values at the Republican presidential debate

Eric Gay AP Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, center, speaks as former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, … Continued

A social conservative’s view of the Republican debate

Eric Gay AP Republican presidential candidates from left, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speaker … Continued

Why ‘I’m a Mormon’?

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI AFP/GETTY IMAGES Ruth Williams hands out programs as she greets those arriving for a Sacrament Meeting of the … Continued

Ted Haggard: From scandal, to ministry, to ‘Wife Swap’

An appearance on ABC’s Celebrity Wife Swap show is not the Ed Andrieski AP Ted Haggard and his wife Gayle … Continued

Pluralism at Ground Zero

We need a return to America’s wonderful unifying motto “E pluribus unum,” adopted in 1782.

Protecting ‘American Atheists’ 2.0

Dear patriotic protectors of American Atheists, Less than two weeks ago, I asked you to assist me in finalizing “The … Continued

Michele Bachmann jokes that God sent hurricane, earthquake

Chip Somodevilla GETTY IMAGES Republican presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) addresses a rally at a GOP Picnic August … Continued

The complete idiot’s guide to: protecting ‘American Atheists’

Mario Tama GETTY IMAGES NEW YORK, NY – JULY 23: (This Image was made with a panoramic film camera and … Continued

NBC’s selective patriotism at the U.S. Open

Bill O’Leary WASHINGTON POST NBC omitted the words “under God” twice from its broadcast of the Pledge of Allegiance during … Continued

Pope John Paul II: a pontiff made for television

The frequent flyer John Paul II, who visited about 130 nations, including seven trips to the United States, brought the … Continued

Arizona set to ban Westboro’s protest at funerals of shooting victims

By Elizabeth Tenety UPDATE, 4:47 p.m.: Arizona state legislators passed a bill Tuesday which will require funeral protestors to stay … Continued