Atheists not required to recite Pledge seek to stop it anyway | Alliance Defending Freedom
Alliance Defending Freedom allied attorney available for media interviews
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:
Case Name: Doe v. Acton-Boxborough Regional School District
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