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New Jersey lawsuit seeks to ban Pledge of Allegiance

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Religion News Service April 21, 2014

The American Humanist Association is suing a New Jersey school district for its recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public classrooms.

The lawsuit, brought on behalf of a local family in central New Jersey, asserts the mandatory recitation of the pledge is discriminatory against nonbelievers because it includes the phrase “under God.”