Atheists not required to recite Pledge seek to stop it anyway | Alliance Defending Freedom

ALLIANCE DEFENDING FREEDOM MEDIA ADVISORY
September 3, 2013 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Atheists not required to recite Pledge
seek to stop it anyway

Alliance Defending Freedom allied attorney available for media interviews
following oral arguments at Mass. high court

 

WHO:  Andrew Beckwith, Alliance Defending Freedom allied attorney and executive vice president of Massachusetts Family Institute

WHAT:  Available for media interviews following oral arguments in Doe v. Acton-Boxborough Regional School District

WHEN:  Wednesday, Sept. 4, immediately following hearing, which begins at 9 a.m. EDT

WHERE:  The steps of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, One Pemberton Square, Boston

BOSTON — Massachusetts Family Institute Executive Vice President Andrew Beckwith, one of nearly 2,300 allied attorneys with Alliance Defending Freedom, will be available for media interviews Wednesday on the steps of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court following oral arguments in a lawsuit involving the Pledge of Allegiance.

Atheist parents and students are seeking to stop recitation of the Pledge in public schools–even though no student is required to recite it–because the atheist students claim to be “offended” by simply hearing the words “under God.” Alliance Defending Freedom and Massachusetts Family Institute filed a joint friend-of-the-court brief in the case, and the Acton-Boxborough Regional School District expressly incorporated most of the brief’s arguments into its defense of the law that makes the Pledge part of public school practice within the commonwealth.

Full news release, quotes, and related media resources available at the following link:

 

http://www.adfmedia.org/News/PRDetail/8485

Case Name: Doe v. Acton-Boxborough Regional School District

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