Pledge of Allegiance Ruling Reaction

A San Francisco Federal Judge, who ruled the Pledge of Allegiance was unconstitutional because of the words "Under God," says he will issue a restraining order to keep it out of three school districts in Sacramento, California.

The children of those challenging the pledge attend those area schools.

A religious rights group says it will file an appeal to the San Francisco-based Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the case will most likely wind up back at the Supreme Court.

With this latest ruling many are wondering if this could affect the rest of the country.

Charlene Raybold, the President of the Warren County Education Association says: "This happened in California. Let's let it play in the court system the way it will and see how it comes down the pipe before we get really concerned and too upset about this part of the ruling, because the court system is in place to decide who decides on the separation of church and state."

Raybold says children in Warren County Schools say the pledge each day, but not everyone has to participate. She says: "We do offer the pledge each morning, the children have the chance to participate or not, and that's all that's said about it."


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