March 11, 2003
The U.S. Senate needs to hear from members of the Freedom From Religion Foundation protesting the March 4 Senate resolution once again chiding the Ninth Circuit Circuit Court of Appeals for finding that "under God" in public school recitations of the Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional.
The vote was 94-0 (click here to see the Senate Resolution and who was absent).
If you need information about contacting Congress, go to:
Phonecalls, letters and emails are all in order reminding the Senate about the constitutional doctrines of freedom from governmental religion, and of separation of powers. Please take the opportunity to also oppose the two bills just introduced into both houses to amend the U.S. Constitution to permit the religious wording, "under God," in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Click here to read the two proposed amendments.
This is the time to respond to negative letters to the editor and media editorials against the Ninth Circuit Court decision, or to write a positive letter endorsing a return to the original secular Pledge as written by Francis Bellamy in 1892.
An example of recent editorials promoting religion in the pledge can be found at:
Pittsburgh Post Gazette Sunday editorial
Letters responding to this editorial can be emailed to:
For more background on the Pledge of Allegiance case, see the Freedom From Religion Foundation news release.