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



General


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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