Why Hasn’t the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Ruled on the Pledge of Allegiance Case Yet?

Last September, orals arguments took place in front of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court concerning the Pledge of Allegiance. If the plaintiffs win, it would likely mean the end of Pledge recitations in public schools throughout the state.

I’m going to throw out a hypothesis (suggested by reader Pluto Animus) that may end up being completely wrong, but hear me out on this.

First, a little background.

Back in 2010, the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center and David Niose (a lawyer and author of Nonbeliever Nation) filed a lawsuit on behalf of a family whose children attended schools in the Acton-Boxborough School District (in Massachusetts). The issue was that the children — ages 13, 11, and 9 — had to say “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance and that went against their family’s beliefs. (The names of the family members have been kept anonymous, presumably so that they’re not directly harassed by Christians.)



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Cameroon Government Is Closing Churches That Are ‘Harmful to Society’

In Cameroon, Pentecostal churches are everywhere. Radio journalist Andrés Caballero scrutinized the country’s religious scene for NPR’s Weekend Edition:



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Is Jenny McCarthy Really Pro-Vaccines? (Spoiler: No)

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses how Jenny McCarthy, despite her claims to the contrary, is still anti-vaccination:

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On What Would’ve Been His 65th Birthday, a Tribute to Christopher Hitchens

I’d never seen some of these clips before, but they’re vintage Hitch:



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Why We Must Continue to Fight Back Against Creationism

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses why we must continue to fight Creationism, despite arguments to the contrary:

You can read more about this here.

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