Student Pledge Protest
Over at my other blog, I linked to a story about a group of Colorado high school students protesting "under God" in the pledge of allegiance, broadcast over their PA. As for church-state battles, things like "under God" in the pledge are pretty low priority as far as I'm concerned, what with the recent attempt of the bureau of prisons to determine which religious texts are acceptable in prison libraries, the IRS potentially teaming up with the Justice Department to investigate a liberal church for an election-eve anti-war sermon, and the American people believing that the US Constitution establishes America as a "Christian nation" and that public school teachers should be allowed to lead children in prayer during the school day. Don't even get me started on the fact that many elements of the military act as if they are allowed to operate a Christian theocracy right out of the Pentagon.
No, I'm heartened by this pledge story for 2 reasons unrelated to church-state talk: 1) students are protesting? something other than dress code and overly difficult multiple choice questions? and 2) something I could use evidence of these days - a reasonable, thoughtful-sounding high school administrator.
Check it out.