Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Unanimously upholds "under God" in Pledge of Allegiance

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5/11/2014

Supreme Knight Carl Anderson's statement regarding the decision in the Pledge of Allegiance case by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts:

"At Gettysburg, President Lincoln reminded us that we were a 'nation, under God.' He followed in a distinguished tradition going back to the Declaration of Independence -- a tradition that has been enshrined in the words of the Pledge of Allegiance, and that inspired that son of Massachusetts, President John F. Kennedy, when he said in his inaugural address: 'our rights come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God.' We applaud the court's decision on this foundational principle of our country."