Defiant high school changes pledge of allegiance; replaces ‘God’ with ‘peace’

A Wisconsin high school is defying state law by removing “God” from the Pledge of Allegiance.

Instead of saying, “One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all,” Madison East High School has students say, “One nation under peace, with liberty and justice for all,” according to RedState.

For years, atheists have railed over including God in the pledge, and the courts have consistently ruled against them. This time, a courageous sophomore, Samantha Murphy, told her family that her school ignored state law and did not recite the Pledge of Allegiance at all, RedState reported.

When her parents raised the issue with school Principal Mary Kelley and the School Board, school officials dithered for months before reluctantly agreeing to follow the law – but only to a point.

In the beginning, Murphy told RedState, the school deleted the phrase, “one nation under God.” Then it just omitted the words, “under God,” before making one final change, replacing “God” with “peace.”

 Kelley could not be reached by RedState for comment

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Former political news reporter Richard Berkow lost his idealism in the Kennedy years, and his innocence in Vietnam, Lebanon, and the Soviet Union. He hasn’t mellowed since, and can be harassed at [email protected]

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