Reactions to Pledge Ruling

Organizational statements and press releases about the court decision that Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional

Christian Groups
Catholic League Urges Civil Disobedience

Says teachers should lead students in the pledge, despite ruling

Southern Baptist Leaders React to Ruling

Falwell Ministries Petition

Jerry Falwell urges supporters to sign a petition for the reversal of the decision.

Atheist/Humanist Groups
American Atheists React

Council for Secular Humanism

Civil Rights & Liberties Groups
American Civil Liberties Union


Calls the ruling 'constitutionally correct'

American Center for Law & Justice

Calls the decision 'flawed'

Americans United for Separation of Church and State

The group welcomes the ruling

Personal Responses
Senator Lieberman Condemns Pledge Ruling

U.S. Editorial Roundup

The Washington Post compiles opinions from major newspapers across the country.

A Brief History of the Pledge

From its first publication in 1892 to the amendment of "under God" in 1954.

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