NJ Teen Wins 'Under God' Pledge of Allegiance Case
A New Jersey high school senior has won her case to keep the phrase, "under God," in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Samantha Jones said she was outraged when an athiest group, the American Humanist Association, demanded the phrase be removed when the Pledge of Allegiance was recited at Highland Regional High School.
She took the case to state court, where the judge dismissed it. Jones was represented by Eric Rassbach with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.
"The Pledge of Allegiance isn't a prayer, and reciting it doesn't magically create an official state religion," Rassbach said.
"Dissenters have every right to sit out the pledge, but they can't silence everyone else," he added.
This is the second time a state court has stopped the American Humanist Association from outlawing the Pledge of Allegiance. The first time was in Massachusetts.