Under Fire

By: Tregg White
By: Tregg White

The United States Supreme Court listened to the pros and cons of the words "under god" in the Pledge of Allegiance. An atheist fighting to strip the phrase "under god" from the pledge told the high court that the government should "stay out of religion."

The pledge was created in 1892, and the words were not in the pledge. The words "under god" were inserted in 1952.

A poll conducted by the associated press says about nine out of every 10 people want the words to stay in the pledge. The results echo some Lincoln residents' thoughts.

Sharon Mills of Lincoln says, "How are you going to teach a child to take it out. What worries me is for the ones who already know the pledge with under god, and under god is right, just leave it alone."

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