A New Jersey family is attempting to sue a school district in Freehold Township over claims that the phrase “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance discriminates against atheist children.
The lawsuit was filed against the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District in state court last month and was announced Monday by the American Humanist Association, ABC News reported. The group claims the phrase ‘under God’ “marginalizes atheist and humanist kids as something less than ideal patriots,” according to ABC News. The phrase has been in the Pledge of Allegiance since 1954. More Atheist Couple Files Lawsuit Citing Words in Pledge of Allegiance