Top Court Rejects Atheist's Challenge to Pledge

An atheist’s attempt to remove the words “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance failed on Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court avoided the constitutional question and ruled he could not bring the challenge on behalf of his daughter…. The ruling came on Flag Day and on the 50th anniversary of the addition of the words “under God” to the pledge. The U.S. Congress adopted the June 14, 1954, law in an effort to distinguish America’s religious values and heritage from those of communism, which is atheistic. —Top Court Rejects Atheist’s Challenge to Pledge (Reuters|MyWay)