PA Principal Will No Longer Say “God Bless America” After Pledge of Allegiance
A Springfield, PA elementary school principal will stop saying “God Bless America” after leading students in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Sabold Elementary School principal Peter Briggs would say the phrase each morning after students said the pledge.
At least one parent complained to the Freedom for Religion Foundation, claiming the language violated the U.S. Constitution
WLSAM reports: The district says it will end the practice, but says students are not prohibited from saying the words if they so choose. The foundation says elementary students shouldn’t be “coerced into affirming God’s name every morning.”