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Brazil prosecutors in legal bid to remove ‘God be Praised’ from currency

A public prosecutor in Brazil is calling for the removal of references to God from Brazilian banknotes. Jefferson Dias argues that the country is a secular state and that the phrase “God be praised” disregards the rights of non-Christians.

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) has agreed to hear the appeal from a humanist family challenging a state law that requires daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag in public schools. The plaintiffs claim daily classroom affirmation that the nation is “under God” violates state constitutional prohibitions against religious discrimination.

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A Massachusetts court has ruled against a humanist family in their challenge to the “under God” wording of the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. The plaintiffs plan to appeal the ruling.

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AHA President David Niose explains why governmental religious expressions are not harmless.

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Incomplete Pass: Tim Tebow Says America Based on ‘One Nation Under God’

In response to an inquiry about what needs to change in America, Tebow said, “First and foremost is what this country was based on: one nation under God. The more that we can get back to that [the better].” I wonder which God he’s talking about.

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An open letter from FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor to Congressman Rangel regarding his recent statements on “In God We Trust”.

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In defense of the original pledge: An open letter to NBC

David Niose, President of the American Humanist Association, writes an open letter to the President of NBC regarding the “Godless” Pledge of Allegiance aired recently.

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When NBC cut the phrase "under God" for the Pledge of Allegiance during its coverage of the US Open golf tournament last weekend, it was obvious that the Religious Right would seize on it … and that is exactly what they did.

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If ever you needed evidence of the Religious Right’s impressive organization and zeal, take a look at the gross overreaction of the American Family Association to NBC’s decision last weekend to run the “Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag” without the “un…

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Still divisible under god: Supreme Court opts not to review Pledge challenge

When I was a kid, I recited the Pledge of Allegiance in school. By rote, obediently. Elementary school days of hand-over-heart and guileless allegiance.

Then middle school rolled around. It became less cool, sure, but still unchallenged. It was patriotic at least, during a post-9/11 time when car flags flew in unison.

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