That the phrase 'under God' has some religious content … is not determinative of the New Hampshire Act's constitutionality. This is in part because the Constitution does not 'require complete separation of church and state.'
It takes more than the presence of words with religious content to have the effect of advancing religion. The New Hampshire School Patriot Act's primary effect is not the advancement of religion, but the advancement of patriotism through a pledge to the flag as a symbol of the nation.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
'Under God' vindicated in attack on Pledge