Both of these petitions are currently active on the White House website. If you’re an American who wants to let the Obama administration know you support the separation of church and state, it’s a good way to make your voice heard.
The Pledge of Allegiance is said every day in schools across America. It is a government sanctioned speech, and should remain neutral in matters of religion. In its current state, it supports the existence of God, which goes against several religions, and supports others. This bias should not be supported by the country according to the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
The currency of the United States currently contains the phrase “In God We Trust” on it. This was added in the 1950’s, and is unconstitutional. It supports one religion over another, and should be removed from all currency. It violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. This phrase should be removed from created currency.