the friendly atheist reports that 50 high school students actually walked out during the pledge of allegiance at their school, reciting their own new, improved version:
'i pledge allegiance to the flag and my constitutional rights with which it comes. and to the diversity, in which our nation stands, one nation, part of one planet, with liberty, freedom, choice and justice for all.'
there's even a video...
the principal supports their standing up for their rights, although he won't stop the pledge. however, the protesting students say that:
'they plan to walk out each thursday when the pledge is read and recite their version, which omits the reference to god and adds allegiance to constitutional rights, diversity and freedom, among other things.'
and the president of the student worker club says:
'we didn't think it was fair for the whole school to have to listen to it. it's almost religious oppression.'
more information at the daily camera and the denver post.
what a hopeful contrast to the previous post.